How To Plan For A Power Outage
The American Red Cross suggests that every household have an emergency preparedness kit for your home and for your car. Unfortunately, only a little more than half of the homes in the U.S. have an emergency kit.
Your power outage kit can start with a duffle bag or backpack. Depending on the situation, the kit can be a 3-day supply for an evacuation or a 2-week supply for home. The kit should include at least a gallon of water per person, per day, canned food, a can opener, flashlights, batteries, a first aid kit, personal hygiene items, a multi-purpose tool, and medications, copies of personal documents such as proof of address, deed/lease, passports, birth certificates, and insurance policies. A printed list of emergency phone numbers and of friends and family. The needs of all family members including your pots should be considered when building your emergency kit. Learn more about what you need in a survival kit.
We will continually bring you more tips and information on how to best be prepared in case of disaster. Should you find yourself with a water damage disaster from a broken pipe or from a damaged water tank in your home or business, call SERVPRO of Chemung & Schuyler Counties 24/7, 365 to help when your emergency strikes.