By Guest Contributor: Goal Zero
It doesn’t matter if you live in tornado alley, hurricane central, or a luxurious city high-rise, there’s always the possibility of an outage. You can’t be prepared for any sort of disaster if you don’t plan ahead before the event occurs.
Here we will share a few things to help educate the public for all emergencies ranging from natural disasters to national threats. An official site for “Emergency Preparedness and Response” breaks down the process in four steps: get a kit, make a plan, be informed, and get involved.
Building a kit means collecting the basic essentials in advance. Relief workers and officials do respond after emergencies, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. In an emergency, you may need to survive on your own, which means you need food, water, and other supplies to last you around 72 hours.
Non-perishable food items are the best items to store. Stock up on canned food, dry mixes, and food that require little preparation. Keep the food in covered and closed containers.
Following a disaster, clean drinking water can be hard to come by or unavailable. When it comes to storing water, aim to have one gallon of water per person per day. It is recommended that you purchase commercially bottled water and that you store it in a cool, dark place.
A basic emergency supply kit also includes a first aid kit, a NOAA weather radio, flashlights, batteries, and necessary medications. Additional supplies might include important family documents and identification.
In the case of any emergency, staying connected and keeping your family safe is your number one priority. With the latest innovations in the solar power industry, building your emergency preparedness kit with solar powered gear and panels is one of the most efficient and easiest ways to ready yourself and your family.
If disasters strike, you need to be able to provide for your entire family. This month, make it a point to think ahead and build your emergency supply kit.
Whether it’s blackouts caused by Mother Nature’s wrath or citywide brownouts, Goal Zero, a leader in the solar power industry, has three different emergency preparedness kits to fit your needs. These kits are perfect for keeping cell phones charged up to keep you connected and can even run a full-size refrigerator and critical home health care machines. For more information on Goal Zero’s emergency preparedness kits, visit their page.
How You Can Help Hurricane Sandy Victims…
Millions of people lost power as a result of this superstorm. Goal Zero is on a mission to repower the east coast and those affected by Hurricane Sandy through our You Buy One, We Give One Relief Program. With “You Buy One, We Give One”, running Thursday, November 1 through Thursday, November 15, we will be matching Sport Chalet sales of Goal Zero products and sending the same amount in relief, in the form of Goal Zero products, to the areas that need power most. With your help, we will be running lights, enabling communication, and giving vital power needed to operate medical life-saving devices.
Source: Goal Zero
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