It’s National Preparedness Month and Energizer wants to make sure we are ready when severe weather hits. Living in Florida, I have witnessed first-hand what Mother Nature can do through hurricanes, tropical storms, tornados, lightning strikes, and power outages. Florida weather can be scary, but being prepared is key.
Are you prepared if there is an emergency? Below are some simple tips to help prepare families.
- Create a Plan: Sit down with your entire family and create an emergency plan. Talk about what you will do before, during and after a severe weather emergency. Make sure you also practice that plan. Here’s a shocking Energizer Preparedness Survey result, “Only 36 percent of households have discussed a safety plan for weather related emergencies or power outages.”
- Keep a Portable Light In Every Room: This may seem simple, but having a portable light in every room will help in an emergency situation. So many times we have lost power and I have bumped into walls and furniture trying to “feel” my way to the kitchen for a flashlight or candle. Energizer has a variety of portable lights like Weatheready®, Fusion Flashlights and Lanterns, Energizer® Light Fusion Technology products, and LED Headlights.
- Designate a Place To Seek Shelter: Identify a safe location your family can take shelter, whether it is a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor. If you must evacuate due to a tropical storm or hurricane, know in advance where your local shelters are.
- Create An Emergency Kit: According to an Energizer Preparedness Survey, “only 38 percent of American households keep an emergency kit at home for severe weather.” Make an emergency kit that contains bottled water, canned and non-perishable foods, first aid supplies, copies of vital paperwork, and an Energizer® Emergency Weather Station (acts as a light, radio and charging station).
- Get Updates From Social Media: Severe weather can take its toll on communications, so make sure you keep up with social media for the most up-to-date information from local government agencies and news outlets.
- Charge Your Devices: Make sure your cell phone is charged. Also, ensure you have fresh batteries like Energizer® MAX® with Power Seal Technology which are long-lasting and guaranteed not to leak.
- Stock Your Vehicle: You never know where you’ll be when weather related emergencies occur, so have an emergency kit with essentials in your vehicle.
Below are key Energizer products to keep your family prepared:
- Weatheready® products – Long-lasting, practical solutions designed to keep you and your family safe during a weather emergency
- Fusion Flashlights and Lanterns – Compact and versatile, Energizer® Light Fusion Technology products are compact, water resistant and provide impressively bright long lasting light
- Headlights – Energizer’s powerful LED headlights are lightweight and versatile – perfect for keeping your hands free during an emergency situation
Share your best emergency tips and learn more about preparing at the one-hour #PoweringSafety Twitter party on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 1 p.m. ET (12 p.m. CT / 10 a.m. PT). Check out the Twtvite for more details: http://twtvite.com/poweringsafety.
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* The Energizer Preparedness survey was conducted in August 2014 among 1,000 online Americans representative of the U.S. household population 18+ on age, gender, geographic division, income, household size, household designation, and market size via TNS’ Omnibus, Express Online.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for the Energizer #PoweringSafety blogger program and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.