There is a lot that you can do in order to prepare your home for disasters. The best approach is to go room by room to see if you have the necessary supplies. Some you may simply need to gather, while others you may need to purchase.
The kitchen is probably one of the most important rooms because that is where you keep all of your food, and where most of your family likely gravitates. Some of the most important things to have here include:
- Smoke detector
- Food for 3-5 days
- First Aid kit
- Fire extinguisher
All of the bedrooms need to be prepared for disaster as well. You want to make sure to have:
- Emergency lighting
- Shoes near the bed
- Emergency escape ladders for bedrooms not on base floor
- Extra blankets
In all of the closets, and you want to have backup batteries as well as battery-operated lanterns or flashlights. In one main closet, you should also have a 72 hour kit in the event of an evacuation so that you can keep your family dressed, fed, and warm.
Your front entry should always be well lit and there should be a strong deadbolt and lock on the door. This can help to minimize burglary and break-ins.
In Every Room
Every room of the house should have some kind of emergency lighting nearby. It’s also a good idea to have smoke alarms near all of the rooms as well.
On Every Floor
Every floor needs to have a fire extinguisher.
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