5 Essentials for a Home Emergency Kit

If you ever needed to evacuate or shelter in place, would you be prepared?

You can’t always predict things like severe weather or power outages. But you can prepare for the unexpected by packing a home emergency kit for you and your family.

Review this list of must-have items, then get in touch to make sure your home has enough coverage to bring you peace of mind.

  • First-Aid Kit: In addition to bandages, gauze, antiseptic and petroleum jelly, keep an extra supply of pain relievers, stomach soothers and prescription medications for all the people and pets in your home.
  • Radio: A battery-powered or hand-crank radio (preferably with charging capability) may be good options. A radio may be the best way to get local news in an emergency that affects cellular and internet services.
  • Lights: A flashlight will do, but a headlamp or lantern can also be helpful. Make sure to have extra batteries and backup lights, such as candles and lighters or waterproof matches.
  • Water and Nonperishable Food: Pack at least three days’ worth of water and nonperishable goods. Protein bars are compact and may provide you with more energy. And don’t forget about food and water for your pets.
  • Miscellaneous Items: Cash, personal documents and paper maps might not seem essential now, but they could come in handy. Other nice-to-have items include duct tape, cleaning products and a multitool.

Together, we can make sure you have the right protection for your home and car so your losses are limited in case of unexpected events. 

Reach out if you have questions about what’s covered in your policy or anything else.

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