Summer is perfect for relaxing by the pool, taking beach trips or spending time around the bbq with family and friends. Unfortunately, this also tends to be the season for earthquakes and fires. Ensure you, your residents and homeowers are prepared for potential emergencies by utilizing these quick emergency preparedness tips:
Stock Up On Water
The general rule is to have one gallon of water on hand, per person, per day, with the minimum being a three-day supply. This will be helpful if water is not running or the supply becomes contaminated.
Pack food that will not spoil such as canned goods (don’t forget a manual can opener or purchase pop-top cans), energy bars and dried goods that will last up to one year. Set a calendar reminder to replace these items and your water supply annualy – or at the very least, check the expiration dates. Be sure to store in a cool, dry place.
It’s important to keep a flashlight, batteries, back-up batteries and a first-aid kit on hand. A battery powered radio would be useful if cell service is not accesible.
Want to take your customer service skills to the next level?
Consider putting together a mini-emergency kit for new residents, homeowners or tenants that have just moved in to your neighborhood. This is a great way to build community and show that you really care!