Home survival kits are designed to sustain you in the event that power is out and travel suspended in the wake of severe winter weather
Cleveland OH (PRWEB) November 09, 2012
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water restoration and repair services in the United States, is recommending that homeowners assemble winter survival kits designed to support extended stays without power following severe winter weather events.
The recent impact of Hurricane Sandy left millions of people without power for a period of several days, and that could stretch into weeks before power is fully restored to all areas. Citizens in the damage zone are already experiencing a lack of food, clothing, and other vital supplies. Many of these problems may have been more effectively curtailed through proper preparation before the storm’s arrival.
Home survival kits are designed to sustain you in the event that power is out and travel suspended in the wake of severe winter weather. These kits should include non perishable food items such as canned goods, dried fruits, and crackers. Each person should have a minimum of five gallons of water in the event the pipes are frozen or burst. Any medications required by family members should also be placed in the kit.
Car survival kits are also important since winter weather may easily strand people on lonely roads far from home. These kits should include blankets, a first aid kit, a fully charged cell phone and phone chargers, a flashlight with extra batteries, nonperishable food items and booster cables. You may also want to have a bag of kitty litter on hand as this provides extra traction on snow or ice. A bright colored scarf hung on the outside of the car can act as a beacon for rescuers. There should also be a winter hat, scarf, coat, and extra set of gloves in the car.
Always pay attention to shivering as this is a sure sign of hypothermia. Infants and older adults lose heat much faster and produce heat slower than other adults, so make sure they are properly covered and kept warm. If stranded in the car, remain inside the vehicle to avoid any accidents that may be caused due to poor visibility.
Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading water restoration providers in the country, with service in 30 states and more being added every month. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed.