It is important to be prepared when severe weather strikes. One thing you need to do is assemble an emergency kit.
Emergency kits should contain items for a range of events, from everyday scrapes to life-threatening emergencies.
Your emergency kits should be able last for three days. It should contain supplies such as:
- plenty of water (1 gallon per person per day)
- non-perishable food
- weather radio
- first aid kit and medical supplies
- a map of your area
- a blanket
- basic tool kit
- cell phone chargers
Take time to make an emergency kit that your whole family can utilize. Visit the American Red Cross online for more information and instructions on how to construct your emergency kit.
The best approach to a disaster such as a tornado is to try to prevent the damage altogether – or at the very least, be appropriately prepared to respond and recover.