We live 1 hour north of Pennsylvannia and just this year we felt the aftershocks of an earthquake, experienced hurricane Irene's fury and shoveled out 6 inches of snow just a few days before halloween.
Any old storm seems to cause a power outage in our neighborhood so we always have flashlights handy. After hurricane Irene, I got serious regarding emergency preparedness for my family. Here's a list of things to have handy in your home - set a box aside with these contents thats easily accessible in case of an emergency. Make sure to keep checking the food for expiration dates.
EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT
•Canned goods and nonperishable foods that do not need cooking:
◦Canned meats and fish
◦Canned fruits and vegetables
◦Canned soups and puddings
◦Canned fruit juices
◦Dried fruit and nuts
◦Bread, cookies and crackers
◦Peanut butter and jelly
•Manual can opener
•Bottled water (1 gallon per person/per day)
•Prescription medication (2 week supply)
•Water purification tablets (halazone)
•Disposable plates, cups, and utensils
•Infant care items
•Copies of your insurance & bank documents
•AM/FM Radio + extra batteries
AC Delco has a few items that work really well in the emergency preparedness kit
- Textured carrying handle for easy travel and sure grip
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Be Prepared Be Safe
Disclosure: AC Delco provided the samples for our review in exchange for our honest opinions. All opinions are of my own, others may vary.