Just last month my parents experienced and ice storm and were without power for several days. I saw how stressful it was for them to manage without heat, running water or electricity to be able to cook. They were very lucky that a town 20 minutes away did have power so that they could get supplies that they needed such as water, and gasoline to run their generator.
It seems that it is not until you don’t have power that you realize you use it for everything. Something as simple as checking the weather or the news for updates becomes very complicated when you don’t have a charged cell phone or a battery operated radio. And speaking of cell phones, how isolating does it feel once the battery is dead and you have no way to charge it! What about food? Can’t heat up a meal in the microwave or even toast a bagel when you don’t have power. Have you thought about what food do you have in your house to feed your family if you had not power and could not go to the grocery store…
Duracell and the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs have teamed up to help remind everyone that they need to be prepared and do their part for emergency situations. Here is a list of items that you should have in your emergency kit in case disaster strikes.
Download the Emergency Preparedness Kit Checklist to print out and take shopping with you next time you’re out so that you can start picking up items to put in your kit. While we hope that you’ll never need to use them it is better to be prepared then without in an emergency situation. Remember an ounce of prevention goes a long way in an emergency, so be prepared!
You can also enter to win your very own Duracell Ready Emergency Preparedness Kit (Valued at $200)
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