Wednesday - September 6, 2017

September is National Preparedness Month

With so many emergencies and disasters occurring across the country, it’s crucial that we all need a basic emergency kit. September is National Preparedness Month, so it's a good time to take stock and get ready.

If you're like many people, putting together an emergency kit is still on your to do list. Fortunately, pulling together the needed supplies isn't rocket science, and you're probably more prepared than you think. Get started by checking out this helpful checklist. Then take stock of what you already have around the house and put it in an easy-to-carry container. Finally, add the remaining items to your shopping list and pick up an item or two each time you go to the store.

Don't forget to include drinking water! The general rule is to have one gallon of water per person per day to last 14 days. And, you may need more than that if you have pets or people with special needs.

Find out more about storing water for an emergency, and how you can prepare yourself and your family