Emergency Evacuation Kit
Lets talk about why you need to know how to make an evacuation kit. Everyone is at risk for emergency evacuations due to some type of disaster. The two main reasons you will need to evacuate your home are due to floods and wildfires. Now, before you dismiss this article or think that you are not at risk just take a few minutes read through this and view the risk area maps below. Evacuation kits are easy to make and relatively affordable. You can even buy complete survival kits already put together for you.
Two weeks ago flood survival was receiving a lot of attention as several of the Southern States experienced massive flooding. Now we are looking at surviving wildfires as over 400,000 thousand acres of land has burned in Oklahoma and Kansas this past week. Crews are still battling the blaze that started almost a week ago.
This is just the beginning of the severe weather season and it is also the rainy season. More floods are sure to come and later in the year when the rain subsides there will be more wildfires. Almost every area in the U.S. is either prone to flooding or flash flooding and the same is true for wildfires. Some areas are definitely at a higher risk than others but no one is 100% safe. You may think you are safe from wildfires and floods but the truth is, even if they don’t effect your home directly, they can still cut you off from the rest of civilization by way of causing damage to or blocking roadways. Wildfires have a reputation for starting homes on fire that are miles away from the actual fire due to burning embers floating through the air and landing on or near the homes.
Flood Risk Map
How to Make an Evacuation Kit
Simply find a duffle bag or a large backpack and fill it with items needed for basic survival. Remember, room is limited and you are preparing for “Survival” and not for comfort. The space inside your bag/backpack is extremely valuable – so fill it wisely. Create a customized evacuation kit for each member of the family.
What to include in your Evacuation Kit:
|About the Author: Darren Gaebel is a U.S. Army Veteran and has a decade of experience with natural disasters as a catastrophe claims adjuster. During Darren’s catastrophe experience he has seen the toll it takes on families who are unprepared. For this reason he created this blog to help educate and spread awareness for disaster preparedness. Darren also created UrgentSurvival.com to provide a way for individuals, families, and disaster relief organizations to have access to a stress free solution for getting prepared. A portion of all proceeds from the website are donated to non-profit disaster relief organizations.|
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