Tips for preparing for bad weather

While your new back up power plan will keep your lights on and household appliances running, there are still some preparations we recommend for bad weather days.

Homes Survival

Supply Kit

At a minimum, you should have the basic supplies recommended by the Red Cross:

Consider All Family Members:

Add supplies to a kit labeled specifically with each individual name:

  • Medical supplies (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc)

  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)

  • Games and activities for children

  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)

  • Two-way radios

  • Extra set of car keys and house keys

  • Manual can opener

Family Breakfast

You Can Never Be Too Prepared

Whether you choose a full home generator or solar panels to help power your home, it's always wise to have a fully loaded survival supply kit.  With pandemics and weather related events over these past few years, we know to expect the unexpected.  More importantly, we now know to prepare for the unexpected.

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Additional Supplies Specific

Additional supplies to keep at home or in your survival kit based on the types of disasters common to your area:
  • Whistle

  • N95 or surgical masks

  • Matches

  • Rain gear

  • Towels

  • Work gloves

  • Tools/supplies for securing your home

  • Extra clothing, hat, and sturdy shoes

  • Plastic sheeting

  • Duct tape

  • Scissors

  • Household liquid bleach

  • Entertainment items

  • Blankets or sleeping bags