An unforeseen event (and cost) we should all prepare for is natural disasters.
Whether you’re retired in Florida or Michigan, it’s critical to be prepared for unexpected natural disasters, such as fires, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, and power outages.
An emergency kit can help you be ready for the unexpected
One of the best and easiest ways to prepare your home for an emergency is to create two basic emergency kits. For this, it’s recommended that you buy a large plastic container (for home storage) and a backpack.
The plastic container should packed with goods for home use (such as being snowed or iced in) and the backpack should be packed for having to evacuate. At the minimum, it’s best to pack enough goods to last for three days.
Items in your emergency kits should include:
It’s better to be prepared before the disaster strikes
While nobody wants to think about a natural disaster, disasters do happen, and it’s best to be prepared.
For more information on this subject, we suggest viewing (and printing out) the Disaster Preparedness For Seniors By Seniors PDF from the Red Cross.
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