7 TIPS: preparing for emergencies

Did you know September is National Preparedness Month? It’s always a good idea to have a plan in place for unexpected moments! I want our family to be prepared for emergencies—as prepared as we can be—so I partnered with Energizer to bring you these tips for preparing for emergencies! 

preparing for emergencies

1. Create a plan. Have a plan with your family for what to do before, during and after severe weather. Make sure to practice your plan so you are ready for any situation.

Only 36 percent of households have discussed a safety plan for weather related emergencies or power outages.*

2. Keep a portable light in every room: When power goes out, you don’t want to go digging through closets or drawers looking for that flashlight. Energizer portable lights ensure you’re ready for any situation:

  • Weatheready®– Long lasting, practical solutions designed to keep you and your family safe
  • Fusion Flashlights and Lanterns – Compact and versatile, Energizer® Light Fusion Technology products are compact, water resistant and provide impressively bright long lasting light
  • Headlights – Energizer’s powerful LED headlights are lightweight and versatile – perfect for keeping your hands free during an emergency situation during a weather emergency

3. Designate a place to seek shelter. Designate a meeting place for your family to take shelter. A basement or the smallest, most-interior room on the lowest floor is safest for severe weather and tornadoes. In the event of a tropical storm or hurricane, evacuate the area if instructed by local authorities.

4. Make an emergency kit. Keep an emergency kit stocked with bottled water, canned food, copies of vital information, a first aid kit with prescriptions and an Energizer® Emergency Weather Station, which acts as a light, radio and charging station.

Only 38 percent of American households keep an emergency kit at home for severe weather.*

5. Check social media for updates. Oftentimes communications can be limited during severe weather. Social media can give you the most up-to-date information from local government agencies and news outlets.

6. Charge your devices. Make sure to charge your cell phone and ensure that your radio and flashlight have fresh batteries. Energizer® MAX® with Power Seal Technology are long-lasting and are no leaks guaranteed.

During a power outage, not having household lights make American households more uncomfortable than not being able to charge their cell phones or use the internet.*

7. Stock your vehicle. Don’t be caught unaware in your car during a severe weather situation. Make sure to have an emergency kit with the essentials in your vehicle.

preparing for emergencies Source: Energizer’s Facebook

What areas does your family need to work on? We have a meeting place, batteries, flashlights, and a weather station, but we need to work on stocking our vehicle and having more lights (headlamps and lanterns) available.

Preparing for Emergencies with Energizer

preparing for emergencies

2-in-1 with light fusion, pop-up lantern with light fusion, folding lantern with light fusion, weatheready folding lantern, 3-in-1 with light fusion

Make sure you find more tips from Energizer on their Facebook page! They are also hosting a #PoweringSafety Twitter Party on September 23rd, from 1-2pm EST. Learn how to prepare for emergencies and win prizes! Details and RSVP here.

*According to a recent Energizer survey.

~Thanks to Energizer and The Motherhood for partnering with me on this discussion of National Preparedness Day!

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