Always Be Prepared for a Storm
After a large storm hits in your neighbor you need food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster but they cannot reach everyone immediately. Depending on the nature of the disaster, road conditions may prevent help from arriving in a timely manner and you may be without electricity and the capability to travel.
Your basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment, and telephones may be cut off for days or even weeks. Making sure your prepare a supply kit that contains items that will keep you afloat is paramount.
Everyone is your household should be aware of your supply/emergency kit, where it is located, and what is inside. Hre are some items that are suggested to keep on hand:
- Necessary Medications
- Flashlights for each family member
- Battery-operated radio and clock
- Extra batteries
- Bottled water
- Canned, freeze-dried or dehydrated food, powdered milk, baby supplies for infants, pet food
- Non-electric can opener
- List of important phone numbers
- First-aid kit
Even if you don't think a storm could affect you this bad, it's always recommend to be prepared just in case. If there is damage to your home, SERVPRO of Richmond and SERVPRO of Henrico will always be here to help!