August 09, 2013 at 12:00 AM by admin
Creating safety kits for inclement, dangerous weather situations is an important safety measure that every family should take, but many people wonder what they should place in their kits. If this sounds like you, read on.
A home safety kit should contain the necessities for survival for a period of several days. Keep bottled water, canned food, and first aid supplies in your safety kit. Dried food is also an option; just remember to replace the items if you do not need your safety kits for a period that exceeds the expiration dates (more…)
June 10, 2013 at 12:00 AM by admin
Some regions of the country are more likely to see severe weather than others. If tornadoes, blizzards and tropical storms are common where you live, it is important to have a safety plan before severe weather takes hold of your community. One way to prepare is to put together safety kits.
Safety kits should include everything you need to survive without power for about a week. Some of the items that should always be included are flashlights, nonperishable foods, fresh water, blankets, a battery operated radio and at least one (more…)
April 25, 2013 at 12:00 AM by admin
When severe weather hits, it is important to be prepared. No matter what region you may live in, there is always some type of severe weather that can threaten your home and family each season. Blizzards, tornadoes and flooding are a few of the main types of severe weather that can wreak havoc on your safety. To prevent damage, here are a few ways to prepare yourself before bad weather arrives.
First, have a plan for where you can go in your home to take shelter from heavy winds and (more…)
March 03, 2013 at 12:00 AM by admin
Power outages are a common side effect of bad weather. Thunderstorms, tornados, snow storms and floods can all knock out your power so it is a good idea to be prepared for bad weather at all times. Consider making an emergency kit before disaster strikes. The kit should include plenty of water, flashlights, batteries, non-perishable foods and first aid supplies.
8 Tips for surviving a Power Outage
Notify your energy provider whenever you have a power outage. In some cases, power outages are unrelated to weather. Notifying your provider will ensure that your power is back up as soon as possible. If you are unhappy with you current provider, visit texasenergycompanies.net for a list of service providers in your area.
If it is dark outside, find flashlights and candles to help light your home. Keep a light in every room.
Don’t open the refrigerator or freezer when the power is out. Opening the fridge causes the temperature in the unit to rise, spoiling food faster. In normal conditions perishable food is safe in the refrigerator for two hour. After that, all food should be thrown away.
Keep cards, books and board games handy. They don’t require electricity making them a great resource for entertainment during a power outage.
Drink plenty of fluids to prevent heat related illnesses during hot weather.
During cold weather power outages, be sure to wear plenty of layers to avoid illnesses.
If you have a generator, make sure you only run it outside or in the garage. Generators can produce carbon monoxide.
Contact authorities to ensure that drinking water is safe for consumption. If the water is unsafe, consider drinking bottled water or boiling water so it is safe to drink.
June 07, 2012 at 12:00 AM by admin
A tornado one of the deadliest storms that mother nature can unleash. They are short lived, rarely lasting for over five minutes, but can do a tremendous amount of damage. Tornado winds have been clocked as high as 315 mph and are capable of ripping old growth oak trees out of the ground and hurling them thousands of feet. So where do you go if a tornado is headed for you?
The best place to go in case of a tornado is an interior room at the lowest level of the building you are in. Stay away from windows or (more…)
May 25, 2012 at 12:00 AM by admin
Emergency safety kits are important to any home or business. They are a critical item if there is an injury or even a catastrophe. Emergency safety kits are available in many locations.
Emergency safety kits can be found in your local department store. They are usually in the health section by other bandages. If you have trouble finding them in this section, ask a store employee and they can point you in the right direction.
Emergency safety kits can also be found in your local pharmacy. Your local pharmacy should have a variety of (more…)
May 23, 2012 at 12:00 AM by admin
Tornados are very power storms that are strong enough to cause severe damage to home, neighborhoods and cities. For those located in the Midwest, tornados are a familiar experience. Most individuals panic in the event of a tornado but one of the most important tips is to stay calm. Once you are calm pay attention to the weather. If the temperature is rising, there is wind and you see puffy clouds followed by a blackening sky a tornado is about to occur. Once this occurs, it is time to (more…)
May 20, 2012 at 12:00 AM by admin
Severe weather is one disaster that we have absolutely no control over. The only thing that can be done about severe weather is to be prepared for it. If an earthquake, hurricane, tornado or any other natural disaster occurs, survival is very important. One of the best steps to take in order to be prepared for a severe weather emergency is to pack a severe weather safety kit. Unfortunately, very few people are prepared for a severe weather emergency. The (more…)
May 17, 2012 at 12:00 AM by admin
It is a fact of life that severe weather can strike anywhere, so it pays to be aware and prepared. Knowing what to do in the face of an emergency can help save lives. With proper planning, no one needs to be left defenseless.
When preparing for potentially severe weather, a person should obtain flash lights, batteries and a radio. The radio should be the type that will run on batteries or by hand cranking. (more…)