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Changing of the Seasons

It's Time to Prep

Changing of the Seasons-It's Time to Prep

Water Is the Most Powerful Force on Earth! 

As we wrap up the wondrous, sunny, summer weather,  it is time to prepare for the changing of seasons. While every region has its own versions of seasons, it’s important for all of us to be prepared and re-prepared for whatever mother nature plans to throw our way. 

Here are some recommended tips and preparedness items that can keep you safe when disasters occur. 

Ask yourself, Are You Ready? 

Basic Preparedness Kit for your Home

  • WATER

  • Food 

  • Battery-Powered Radio

  • Flashlight

  • First Aid Kit

  • Whistle

  • Manual Can Opener

  • Manual Wine Opener

  • Duct Tape

  • Plastic Bags and Ties

  • Extra Batteries 

Car Preparedness Kit

  • WATER

  • Snacks

  • Windshield Scraper

  • Flashlight

  • Extra Batteries

  • Blankets

  • Sunscreen 

  • Hand-warmers

  • Extra Chargers

Hurricane Prep Tips

  • Make a family plan.

  • Make sure your fire extinguisher is up-to-date.

  • Secure personal documents in case of an evacuation.

  • Ensure plenty of energy sources, such as a generator, extra batteries, and flashlights.

  • Be sure you have plenty of any necessary medication. 

  • Make sure you have plenty of jugged water and canned foods. 

Cold Weather Tips

  • Insulate any water lines located in crawl spaces or along exterior walls.

  • Insulate Attics.

  • Caulk and weather strip doors and windows.

  • Have your chimney or flue inspected each year.

  • Update and install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

  • Ensure proper venting for fuel burning equipment.

  • Have your furnace and vent systems inspected each year.

“Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today” ~ Ready.gov 

Stay safe out there folks! 

Article Sources

https://www.ready.gov/kit

https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/beforestorm/preparehome.html

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/types-of-emergencies/winter-storm.html

https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/before.html

https://www.weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness

Want to Learn More? 

National Preparedness Month

Prep Videos

FEMA

Other Resources

https://www.ready.gov/winter-weather

https://www.wunderground.com/prepare/winter-weather

WaterSense

AWWA

NRWA

Water.org

DrinkTap.Org

The Value Of Water.org

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