Get Your Hurricane Supply Kit Ready Now
SRP has a tremendous amount of experience dealing with the aftermath of a hurricane, and has helped business and homeowners, restoration contractors and insurance adjusters with determining damaged materials for a speedy build-back process.
But what about before the hurricane? Do you know what supplies you should keep on hand? Do you know how to prepare your business for a hurricane?
Core Hurricane Kit Supplies Include:
- Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
- Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Manual can opener for food
- Fully charged external chargers for cell phones
If weather experts indicate any slight possibility of a hurricane or tropical storm making landfall in your area, get ready.
Take of these items well in advance to beat the crowds:
- Retrieve cash a few days before expected landfall. Some stores may still be able to sell items for cash only.
- Fill up gas tanks in all vehicles and gas tanks. Beat the crowd and fill up gas tanks well in advance. If roads are blocked or damaged, it could be a few days before tankers can visit gas stations.
- Make sure you have enough medication to get you through the next few weeks. Pharmacies may be closed due to power outages or building damage.
- Stock pile essential baby supplies. Make sure you don’t run out of diapers, wipes, or formula.
- Don’t forget about pets. Make sure they have enough food and medications for a few weeks.
- Gather all insurance and important documents. Take pictures and note serial numbers for any large appliances, electronics or household items. Place birth certificates, passports, home and auto insurance in a safe, waterproof storage container.
- As always, follow your local news channel for current weather updates.
Hurricanes are not ideal but they do happen. It is best to always be prepared.
If you have more questions about conducting a risk assessment or what to do after a natural disaster strikes, Call SRP Environmental 24/7 at (866) 222-4972. The SRP Disaster Response Team has a large network of roofers, restoration contractors and mold remediation contractors to assist you in getting your business back up and running. With eight convenient locations in Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, Honolulu, Long Beach, Midland, Shreveport and Pittsburgh, SRP will be able to mobilize crews within 24 hours of a catastrophic event.