Cheryl Nelson, a professional meteorologist, has over 20 years of experience in weather and natural disaster preparedness. We asked Cheryl for her top five ways to prepare for emergencies:
1. Expert-Picked Emergency Kit
According to Cheryl, every family should have at least 72-hours worth of emergency supplies in a ready bag. Cheryl’s bag of choice is JUDY’s Mover Max. This emergency bag can support a family of 4 for up to 72-hours and it’s evacuation-friendly.
No matter what happens, with your JUDY, you will have supplies for warmth, safety, first-aid, and more!
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2. Gather Items For Any Family Special Needs (Children, Seniors, Pets)
You want to make sure that any specific items such as medications, supplements, extra bags of dry pet food, etc. are packed inside your emergency kit or ready-bag. If possible, you want to have around two weeks of medication and pet supplies.
3. Create a Family-Communicated Plan
One of the most important parts of emergency preparedness is communication. Make sure your family knows where your emergency kit is, and create plans for natural disasters you’re vulnerable to. Whether your area is prone to flooding, earthquakes, hurricanes, or wildfires, make sure your family has a plan in place.
4. Stay Up-To-Date on the Weather
Keeping up with the latest weather updates is extremely important during an emergency. Make sure to check weather forecasts a few days out of planned storms/emergencies, and be sure that your emergency kit has an NOAA weather radio, so you can receive important weather information like warnings from The National Weather Service.
5. Fill Your Car With Gasoline, Get Cash In Single Bills, & Charge Electronics
Make sure your car is filled with gas, in case you need to evacuate, have cash in small bills so that you can quickly and easily purchase things on-the-go, and charge your electronics so you can stay up-to-date with the news.
Being ready doesn’t take much effort, it just takes preparation and awareness.