Hello April! The ONE thing you must absolutely do this month.


colorful umbrellas

 

If April Showers bring May Flowers, what do Mayflowers bring?  


Pilgrims!


Get it?  Mayflowers….Pilgrims...ha ha.  


Seriously, though, April brings a lot of things.  Namely spring, renewal, tulips, chirping birds, life.  


But it also brings spring storms.  Due to climate change, extreme weather events seem to be becoming more prevalent and dangerous.  It is good to be prepared.  The one thing you must absolutely do this month is build an emergency preparedness kit.  According to the website ready.gov, there are several essential items needed for each kit.

storm warning


✅  Water-one gallon per person per day for several days to be used for drinking and sanitation

✅  Food-a 3 day supply of non perishable items

✅  Battery operated, hand crank, or solar powered radio

✅  Flashlight, candles, matches

✅  First aid kit

✅  Extra batteries

✅  Whistle (to signal for help)

✅  Plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter in place

✅  Towelette wipes, garbage bags,and plastic ties for personal sanitation

✅  Tools to turn off utilities

✅  Manual can opener for canned goods

✅  Cell phone charger or solar cell phone charger


 

Solar powered AM/FM weather radio

 

Additional items you might want to add to your kit.


⭐  Masks, soap, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes

⭐  Prescription medications

⭐  Non prescription medications (ie, pain relievers, allergy, antacids, anti-diarrhea)

⭐  Infant formula, diapers, wipes, diaper rash cream

⭐   Pet food and water for your pet(s)

⭐  Cash

⭐  Important family documents saved electronically or in a waterproof portable container

⭐  Warm blanket for each person

⭐  Feminine supplies

⭐  Mess kits, cups, plates, paper towels, utensils

⭐  Paper, pens, pencils

⭐  Books, games, crafts, and other activities for kids


Also it is important if you have a vehicle and inclement weather is anticipated make sure you have a full tank of gas or a full charge if electric in case you need to evacuate.  

 

How do you prepare for emergencies?  What’s in your kit?  Did we miss anything?  Let us know down below in the comments.


Cheers to a safe spring!


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