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Top 5 things Riverside Residents Need to Have on Hand to Prepare for a Storm

8/13/2020 (Permalink)

Living in Riverside we get the occasional storm that will knock out power for a period of time, especially during high winds.

These 5 thing will come in handy in a time of a storm that cause power loss.

  • Canned goods and a manual can opener

Now everyone knows in a natural disaster that canned fruits, vegetables and even things like canned beans are a great food supply. They will last a long time and offer you the nutrients you need. 

However, opening a can without a can opener can be difficult and sometimes not possible. Make sure to add a can opener to your set so in a time of disaster you have access to canned goods. 

Here are some additional items to have :

  • Crackers
  • Trail mix and other nuts (for those without allergies)
  • Protein/Breakfast Bars
  • Canned tuna, salmon, etc.
  • Canned Soup
  • Dried Fruit
  • Ensure/ Non-refrigerated individual cartons of organic milk
  • Batteries (big and small)

One of the most important things you’re going to need in the event of a storm is power and if you don’t have a generator, you’re going to be relying on batteries to get you through the day.

Not only are they going to be powering the flashlights you’re using to see at night, but they’re going to be powering other things as well that you’ll have to remember. For example, don’t forget to stock up on your hearing aid batteries if that’s one of the things you use. 

  • Water

The most important thing, and everybody pretty much knows this, is you want to have drinking water on hand but what everybody doesn’t really know is how much do you need?

The American Red Cross recommends that you have one gallon, per person, per day in the event of a natural disaster. So that means a family of four, over five days is going to need 20 gallons of water.

Your water could be out longer than 3 days, or fresh water could become You can also buy water purification tablets or a filtering system at a camping store or online.

  • Cash is King

 When the power is out, credit cards and ATMs are a no-go so cash is a must have. Always keep a handy amount ready to go in case the storm fallout lasts longer than you anticipated and you need to get more supplies or fill up your gas tank.

If your home or business ends up sustaining damage from inclement weather, call SERVPRO of West Riverside City as soon as possible - we can help you get your property restored to preloss condition. Don’t wait to mitigate - call us as soon as you see storm damage on your property: 951-351-8033.

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