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Home Emergency Preparedness

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.
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The Importance of an Home Electrical Emergency Failure Kit

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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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