Top 5 Storm Essentials for Edinboro, PA Residents
Top 5 Storm Essentials According to SERVPRO:
- First Aid Kit
- Flashlight and Extra Batteries
- Battery Powered Radio
- Water Bottles and Packaged Food
In the case of a power outage, candles will be critical in keeping areas of your home lit. If candles are lit, be sure someone is always in the room to avoid a fire hazard.
A first aid kit should always be in your home, whether it is to prepare for a disaster or just to treat common injuries.
A good first aid kit should include: band-aids, antibiotic ointment, antiseptic wipes, aspirin, an emergency blanket, breathing barrier, instant cold compress, two pair on non-latex gloves, hydrocortisone cream, gauze roll, roller bandage, sterile gauze pads, and tweezers. For a complete list and more tips visit American Red Cross.
Even though you have candles available, it is always a good idea to keep a flashlight and extra batteries. Flashlights are a little more portable and kid friendly.
Battery powered radios will help keep you informed about the severity and time of the storm or severe weather. Without it, you might be left in the dark and not know what is going on.
Like the need for candles and flashlights, bottled water and packaged food is essential in case the power goes out. To keep food in the fridge from spoiling super quickly, it is best to keep your refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible. Of course, if the power is out for a long period of time, your food may spoil regardless. Packaged food that is ready to eat may be needed if the household appliances are not working.
Should you experience any storm or flooding damage, call SERVPRO of West Erie County to minimize any inconvenience and restore your home and belongings to make it “Like it never even happened.”
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