During a hurricane or another natural disaster, electricity and other utilities might not be available for days or even weeks afterwards. Debris and/or water might block the roads, preventing vehicles from getting in or out of your neighborhood. Help might not be able to reach you for days after, so you’ll need to be completely self-sufficient during that period. At Igloo we know inclement weather can be a scary reality, and being prepared and using common sense can make all the difference.
Steps to Safety:
Listed below are some critical steps in keeping you and your family prepared for whatever weather comes your way.
• Your community’s and home’s vulnerabilities
• Escape routes from your home and local shelter locations
• Post emergency telephone numbers
• About your insurance coverage
• What supplies and protection you will need to ride out a storm
• On a family emergency plan including a place to meet
• When to and not to evacuate
• On an evacuation location (typically out-of-state)
• What you will do with your pets if you need to evacuate
• Your home by purchasing protection supplies well in advance
• Your family by making, sharing and revising your disaster preparedness plan
• By buying (or gathering ) disaster preparedness supply kit items and keeping them in a
safe, accessible location
Disaster Preparedness Supply Check List:
Here are some of the most critical supplies to have on-hand, well before a hurricane or another natural disaster threatens.
• At least a 3-day and preferably a 7-day supply of water (one gallon per person per day)
• One or more Igloo Cooler(s) (a cooler with 5-15 day ice retention is suggested)
• Non-perishable food
• Formula, diapers, and other baby supplies
• Manual can opener
• First aid kit
• Prescription and non-prescription medicines
• Cell phones and battery-powered cell phone chargers
• Battery-powered radios and flashlights
• Plenty of batteries
• Extra cash
• Blankets, sleeping bags, books, and games (especially if evacuating)
Why keep a cooler(s) in your disaster preparedness supply kit?
• A cooler can provide effective, safe storage vehicle for the things you’ll need as storms
• Coolers provide temperature controlled environments for keeping food fresh and
beverages hot or cold.
What Igloo products are best for a disaster preparedness supply kit and why?
• One large cooler for storing supplies.
• A second cooler like one of Igloo’s MaxCold™ series which offers five-day cold retention to
ensure food safety and medicines requiring refrigeration.
• Ice Substitutes kept frozen in the freezer until they are needed to pack your cooler. These
can be purchased or use water and milk bottles.
• Ten- gallon beverage jug(s) ready for filling, so you have clean drinking water during the
storm. It’s a closed system, designed to keep water fresh and sanitary in the most hostile
environment—yet easy to dispense through the spigots.
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