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Preparing Your Home Emergency Kit

Austin, Tx Are you ready in case of emergency? If you face a natural disaster, severe weather, an act of terrorism or a flu outbreak, you need to be prepared to survive on your own.

Depending on the type of emergency, you will need to be able to survive for a minimum of 72 hours. Your home emergency preparedness kit should include both three-day evacuation and two-week home survival kits.

The following is a list of necessities:

Evacuation Bag – Always have an evacuation bag ready to go in case you need to leave your home quickly. Choose one that is easy to carry and leave it close to the front door so that it's ready and easily accessible if you need to evacuate your home with short notice.

Water and Food – Stock non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food and enough water for each member of your family, approximately one gallon per person per day. Remember to refresh water every three months and food supplies every six months to a year.

Survival Basics – Include emergency survival basics in your kit, such as a manual can opener, hand-crank radio, multipurpose tool, extra batteries, emergency blanket, duct tape, plastic sheeting, safety whistle and maps of the area.

First Aid Kit – Prepare a separate basic first aid kit specifically for your emergency preparedness kit. It's a good idea to also include any prescription medications, sanitation and personal hygiene items, warm clothes and blankets.

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Many thanks for reading our Real Estate Blog. George Kiefer is a Real Estate Agent and Broker at Keller Williams Realty in Austin Texas. This is not intended as investment, legal, technical, or tax advice. This information is provided as a courtesy to our viewers to help them make informed decisions.The views expressed here are George Kiefer's personal views and do not reflect the views of Keller Williams Realty. George Kiefer is a licensed Broker in the State of Texas (Broker License #524520). He also holds the following designations: Certified Distressed Property Expert© (CDPE), Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI), Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist© (CLHMS), and The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing Million Dollar GUILD™. George Kiefer specializes in Luxury Home Sales, Seller Representation, Buyer Representation, Investment Property, Auction Representation, Hard Money Sales, Internet Marketing, Foreclosures, Bank Short Sales, Relocation Sales, REO Sales (property owned by lenders, government entities, or mortgage-backed securities funds), Multi-family property, Estate Probate Sales, Real Estate Consulting, and Broker Price Opinions.


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