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4 Essential Things Needed To Be Prepared For A Storm

7/13/2020 (Permalink)

Canned foods to eat during a storm Canned foods are a great source of nutrients when your power is out.

SERVPRO of North Fulton knows the occasional storm can knock out power for some time. Knowing the essentials to prepare for a storm is vital to the safety of you and your family. 

The 4 things that we are about to list are going to come in handy in a storm causes power outages in the South East.

 Here they are: 

1) Canned goods and a manual can opener

During the hurricane months, it is especially essential to go to your favorite grocery store and stock up on canned goods. During a storm disaster, you can get the right macronutrients that you need to survive out of canned fruits, canned vegetables, and canned beans. Canned items are not the healthiest, but if appropriately eaten, your body will receive the right amount of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates that you need to survive. On the plus side, canned items can last a while without spoiling. Before you rely on canned items to survive, it is also necessary to invest in a manual can-opener. Opening a can without a can-opener will be difficult. Make sure to add a manual can opener to your emergency set; it will come in handy in a time of disaster. 

2) Batteries (Different Sizes)

Having backup batteries will be essential during a storm, especially if you do not have a generator. A severe storm can knock out the power to your home for days. Having batteries will help you and your family see during the night with battery-powered flashlights. We personally also think that having a charged back up USB power bank will be essential to have on hand. With a USB power bank, you will have the ability to power up and use your phone in case of an emergency.  

3) Drinking-Water

According to the American Red Cross, they recommend that you have one gallon, per person, per day in the event of a natural disaster. Doing the math, a family of 5 will need 35 gallons of water to last the week.

4) Cash Money 

When power outages affect a whole city, you can bet that credit cards and ATMs will not be functional. We recommend that every homeowner always keeps a stash of emergency cash in their home. When a storm hits, you will be able to buy all the supplies and gas that you need using your emergency funds without panic. Also, it is nice to have cash on hand for any other reason that you may need it. 

Concluding Thoughts 

Here are the 4 essential items that you must keep in your home when a storm passes through Sandy Springs. The team at SERVPRO knows that massive storms do not often occur in our area, but it is better to be safe than sorry. If your home has recently received damage after a storm, please give us a call at (770) 992-2777. We are available 24/7, 365 days a year for all storm damage claims. When we get your initial call, we will have a certified professional onsite within four hours!

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