When living on a coast line, there are certain things that you have to be prepared for, and Power outages are in the top 3.
Items that are must haves:
Prepare an emergency kit and store it in an easy to-find location known to everyone in your home.
Flashlights; Batteries that fit your flashlights.
Easy to get at propane stove and propane.
Battery pack for charging your phone. Make sure you charge the battery pack.
Fridge lock, so little hands don’t keep opening it.
Basic supplies should include:
Hand-cranked or battery-powered radio and clock.
First aid kit, including prescription medicine if needed.
Non-perishable and ready-to-eat foods.
Bottled water: three-day supply (two litres per person per day).
Manual can opener.
Warm clothing and blankets.
Supplies for those with special needs.
Supplies for your pet.
Extra keys for your house and car.
Cash in small denominations.
Games, cards and books to entertain everyone.
A copy of your preparedness plan.
And in case of evacuation you should have your personal documents with you: driver licence, MSP, passport bank cards etc.
Important phone numbers and passwords.
Items that make your kids life more manageable
Glow n the dark glow sticks.
Their favorite toy/blanket; in case of evacuation.
Glow in the dark sticks in blown up balloons.
Tent in living room and play camping.
Papier Mache balloons and make sunshine’s.
I spy with your flashlight.
Propane stove and cook up some hot dogs outside.
In the event of a power outage, have yourself prepared with a backpack with some food, clothes, toys, your important numbers, medical stuff etc. This way you can relax in case you do get evacuated.
One time, we were evacuated and I put all of our stuff into a back pack and carried the kids and backpack in a wagon, while my dog believed she was pulling the wagon. We had to be out of the house for 5 hours because of a potential gas leak. This meant no starting the car and driving away. The only thing that saved me, was that I had brought their babies, snacks, water bottles, crayons, colouring book and glow-in-the-dark sticks. You never can be certain what will happen. Something I thought of after, I should have brought their car seats, although massive, when I was in the clear zone, I could have had a friend come and get us.
You know what…. YOU GOT THIS!!!