Fortunately, when our neighbor's home caught fire, no one was hurt or injured. We had noticed the smoke and flames engulfing their backyard deck early enough that the fire department arrived in time to save their home from extensive damage, as well as to keep the fire from spreading to other homes and through the abundant mature trees in our area. Even so, now weeks later, repairs are yet being done to erase the damage caused. Had a few more minutes elapsed, the entire house could have been engulfed.
|Photo Credit: Anthony Quintano|
Basic Disaster Supplies Every Family Should Have
Water & Food - three day supply
three gallons of water per family member
manual can opener
Radio, Weather Radio, Local Maps and Flashlights
battery operated or hand crank
back up batteries
First Aid Kit & Whistle
Dust Masks, Plastic Sheeting and Duct Tape
Personal Sanitary Supplies
Basic Tool Kit
Learn more about keeping your family safe in the event of a natural disaster
or home fire from The American Red Cross or FEMA.gov.
What is in your family's emergency kit?
When was the last time you took stock of your emergency supply?
Do you have a system for testing your home's smoke alarms?
Tell me your emergency tips in a comment below! I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Family Emergency Kit suggestions sourced from FEMA.gov. The opinions above are both honest and of my own experiences. My disclosure policy.