Hurricane season has hit us again and it’s about time we prepared ourselves for it. A little planning can go a long way in disaster-like situations.
First things first – make sure your medical prescriptions are filled! The middle of a hurricane is no time to make a casual run to refill your medication. Along those same lines, it’s important to make sure your first-aid kit is stocked and ready to go in case of emergencies. Check out the Mayo Clinic’s quick list of what a good first-aid kit needs so that you can be prepared.
Food & Water
Another thing that you’re going to need to stock up on is food and water. Any food you keep stocked needs to be nonperishable in case the electricity goes out – you definitely don’t want a bunch of rotting food in your fridge!
However, water is the all-important resource in this. We don’t think about water much but it’s extremely important in our everyday lives and to our survival. Scarily enough, if the power goes out then so does the water [because the water won’t pump if the pump isn’t powered.] Once the water’s out so is all your plumbing – not to mention the fact that humans can’t go very long without ingesting water in some way! So make sure you’ve stocked up on water – here are a few ways you can do just that.
Just in case – it’s always good to have your vehicles stocked and ready to go before any major disaster. That includes – making sure your tank is full, that your tires are in good shape, and that your car is generally in running order. Whether you’ll need to use the car before or after the hurricane, you’ll definitely want it to be at its best in case of emergency. Plus – everyone else will be gobbling up as much gas as possible in order to be prepared – there might not be much left in your area.
It’s vital that you have a portable radio of some sort during times like these. You need to be able to stay up to date on the goings on of your area – warnings about the roads being closed up or that a tree’s blocking something – whatever it is, you’re going to need to stay updated. A few other good things to have stocked are extra batteries, flashlights, a whistle [just in case you need to signal for help], and toiletries.
We at Central Fence want you to be safe and we hope this helps. Remember to be in prayer for all those affected by the hurricane.