With the threat of Tropical Storm Isaac turning into a hurricane, things were crazy in my neck of the woods (South Mississippi). As if things weren’t chaotic already between both my daughter and myself starting school, and reworking a marketing plan to restart my business since our recent move. I myself have been lacking on blog posts lately. So why not take time out to share what I’ve learned about preparing for a disaster while keeping sane!
*First, be SURE you plan AHEAD! Do not wait until the last-minute. Stores are running out of bottled water. There are lines everywhere. Generators are out of stock at nearly all hardware centers. As a parent, you’ve got enough going on. So do your best to stay ahead of the game!
1: Have a plan, whether it’s an evacuation plan, a list of emergency items, or even contact numbers. Know what to do if disaster strikes, and be sure your family are all informed!
2: Stay safe and avoid danger
Aside from the usual recommendations of things like bottled water and canned foods, here’s a helpful list of things to keep the kids happy and occupied:
- Comfort items (blanket, favorite toy, pet)
- Coloring pads and crayons
- Handheld devices (iPod, Playstation)
- Sanitary wipes and gel
- Whistle (for emergencies)
- Radio (battery operated or hand-cranked)
- Enough clothes for 3 days
- First aid kit/Medicine
- Bug spray
You can edit the list to suit the needs of your family!