Building on the last blog on our sister site Stop and Store Dover regarding tornadoes, but have decided to do a general emergency preparedness blog. Emergencies are something you cannot expect but you can definitely prepare for. Let Stop and Store York give you some tips for preparing for emergencies.
These are of a general nature. It’s impossible to prepare for every kind of emergency, but a being prepared at all will help.
If you are renting a storage unit, you first want to make sure that you have the right kind of storage insurance. In the event of a tornado or a earthquake, your items should be covered should they be damaged while in storage. This however depends on the type of insurance you have, so double check.
If you remember when you where in elementary school, you often had emergency kits. These consisted of some food and water, maybe a band aid or two and a flashlight. As adults we fail to realize the importance of these kits but yours should contain:
Things such as birth certificates, driver licenses, marriage certificates and the like. Should your home be destroyed, these hard to replace documents won’t be. In the after events of a disaster having these pieces of information can make the rebuilding process must smoother. Tip: Keep photocopies inside your storage unit as extra protection.
Having a way to bring power back to your home can be life saving. Have a backup gas or diesel generator to ensure that should the power go out, your are not stuck in the dark. In the event of snow storms, having a generator to power a space heater might be the difference between life and death.
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