Emergency Preparedness for the Budget Minded

Red CrossI live in hurricane country and it’s the season for misery and anxiety for us. In the last couple of weeks, we’ve had two near misses with tropical systems. Others have had it far worse than us. When you live in an area that’s prone to natural disaster, whether it’s hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, floods, fires, or ice storms, you know that you need to be prepared to take care of yourself, your family, and your property, at least for a while.

You can’t rely on business being “as usual” in the wake of a natural disaster. You need to have your own food and water, plywood, tarps, batteries, generators, ice, coolers, and first aid supplies. In the ev

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2 Responses to Emergency Preparedness for the Budget Minded

  1. VIJAI says:

    Hi Jenniefer,

    I am totally with you. I also leave in hurricane zone and we even just got recently hit by Hurricane IKE and it was devestating to many people. We practically survived without much damage. But it would have hit us hard, surely I don’t know where I would dug in for money.

    Good and informative points.

    VIJAI

  2. Gail says:

    After our first power outage after moving into this house we got a small generator that would handle the bare essentials. We have had to use it twice now. We also store water in galloon jugs as a just in case item, which came in handy when something broke in our water lines (we are on a well) and the part wouldn’t be in stock for 4 days. With the bottled water we were still able to flush. We also had a storm come through and we lost electric for 48 hours. I have discovered the one thing we really need for electric outages and that is a cooking method as the generator can’t handle the electric stove so that is something we need to find and problem solve, although we hand plenty of food on hand that didn’t need cooked.

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