Now that I’m living in Florida I’m more aware of hurricane season June to November. Since this is a new place for us we need to get prepped for emergencies.
Regardless of where you live you should have some sort of emergency or evacuation plan and stock up on emergency supplies. Part of my preparation supplies are listed out below. I have never experienced a major hurricane yet but I have had the parking lot of my old apartment in Florida flooded out before. I ended up stranded for a day and a night before the water went down the next morning. I had to survive off of canned food for lunch and dinner that time.
Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide sensors. Make sure to test them and make sure they are working
Fire extinguisher. Note that there are different types of extinguishers for different types of fires such as cooking fires
First aid kit
Have some emergency supplies depending on where you live such as:
Freeze dried food or canned food with a non electric can opener
Propane or Biolite stove
Battery powered radio. My favorite is my all in one Eton
Waterproof case to store it all in
Tea lights or candles
I got us emergency walkie talkies in case cellphones are not working
Another safety prep is to take CPR training and learn how to use a defibrillator.
The defibrillator has instructions in it but I think it’s better to know how to work one just in case you do need to use it you’re not stuck reading the instructions for the first time while someone is dying. I’m certified to save a life; got free training from work.