Building a Power Outage Kit
The American Red Cross encourages that each household and car have a preparedness kit, but sadly, only 51.5% of US homes reportedly have an emergency kit ready.
Power outage kits should include things like water, canned food, a can opener, flashlights, and batteries, including enough food and water for each person in your household for five days. To build a power outage kit, you can use an old backpack or duffel bag and add the following:
- Plenty of bottled water
- Battery-operated radio and clock
- Flashlight for each member of your household including extra batteries
- Non-electric can opener
- List of emergency phone numbers including family and friend
- First aid kit
Throughout the month of September, SERVPRO® of Palo Alto will be bringing tips and information on how to best be prepared in case of disasters like power outages due to storms. Should disaster like water damage from a dishwasher leak or pipe break affect your home, call us today at 650-800-3448. We serve Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, Redwood City, and Stanford in the Bay Area.
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