Severe weather disasters occur in frequent time frames. Depending on the area you are in you might be more likely to have to deal with a tornado, a hurricane, a wildfire, an earthquake, or a flood. Regardless of the weather conditions that you are facing though, having a severe weather kit can be the key to handling an emergency as best as possible. When preparing your kit these are the categories that you will need to consider.
1. Food and water
Finding a solution to having both drinkable water and food can actually be the key to keeping your family and pets alive for more than three days. The National Weather Service recommends planning for at least three days’ worth of food per person. You should also account for your pets having water and food as well.
When packing your food, you should also ensure that you have the right equipment to open it. A can of food is useless without a manual can opener that you can use at any time. Also, pack foods that don’t go bad easily and that will be enjoyable for your family to eat.
2. Medication and First Aid
If you need prescription medication you should make sure to pack some in your severe weather kit. You should also have a first aid kit and other drugs and medication that might be useful for cleaning wounds, reducing pain, or checking whether someone is sick. All of these can help ensure all of you will be healthy during the natural disaster you are facing.
3. Chargers and lights
Electricity might go out if there is any sort of infrastructure damage. Chargers with power banks, lights, and even solar chargers can be great solutions to making sure you will have lights on constantly. LED lanterns with batteries are also a great option for providing light to a larger space.