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Home Emergency Preparedness

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Summary: Being prepared before an electrical failure is your best defense. This article explains the importance of an Home Electrical Emergency Failure Kit and what it should include.

The Importance of an Home Electrical Emergency Failure Kit

    The Home Electrical Emergency
    should include:

  • Flashlights with extra batteries
  • Battery powered radio with extra batteries
  • One week supply of water
  • One week supply of non-perishable food and a manual can opener
  • Alternative cooking source
  • A first aid kit and handbook
  • A-B-C multipurpose fire extinguisher
  • Extra medication for those who need prescription drugs

Emergency Kit
  • Adjustable pipe or crescent wrench to turn off the gas and water supply
  • Chlorine bleach and instructions for purifying water
  • Candles and matches
  • Blankets, warm clothes, sturdy shoes and heavy glove


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