01 Nov Preparing for Evacuation and Power Outage
The recent storm on the East Coast reminds us all that the time prepare for an emergency is before it happens. A family emergency kit is an essential part of planning ahead. FEMA offers a great basic disaster supply kit on their website: http://www.ready.gov/basic-disaster-supplies-kit. In addition, make sure the following are included in the event you need to evacuate quickly:
• Social Security and ID cards
• Birth certificates
• School records
• Medical, legal, and financial records
• Photographs—include a photo of the whole family together as well as each child’s most recent school photo. This is vital in the event you are separated in an evacuation.
• Contact information
Keep all of the above in one place. A large business or school portfolio that zips up works well.