Disaster Preparedness Tips For Your Home

There are a lot of disaster preparedness tips that you can use for your home. Knowing about them may be just what you need to save your home, keep your family safe, and generally be less worried about what could happen.

Focus on Flashlights

Flashlights should be in every room of the house. This way, if there is ever a power outage, everyone knows where to get a light so they can see and get around safely. You also want to make sure you have plenty of batteries to replenish them.

Stock Up on Food

You want food for everyone in the house for 3-5 days. If you are ever unable to leave the house, you want to be able to keep everyone fed. In the event you lose power during those times, you should also have food that is non-perishable and can be eaten without being heated. Good examples include MREs and peanut butter.

Get Fire Extinguishers

Have at least one fire extinguisher for every level of your home, including the kitchen, as well as a finished basement. Ensure everyone knows how to use them as well.

Create an Emergency Kit

Create an emergency kit you can break out with emergency contact numbers, extra blankets, a battery-operated fan, a weather radio, and even a first aid kit.

Keep Shoes Under the Bed

If there is ever a fire or an emergency evacuation, it’s a good idea to have shoes tucked under every bed. This way, you can get them on and get out a lot faster.

Call one of our Hudson Valley agents today so we can talk to you about protecting your home in Walden, New York. We can ensure you have a great homeowner’s insurance policy to protect against disasters, all without spending a fortune on your coverage.