Ensuring Your Home is Emergency Ready

In some cases, there is no way to tell when an emergency is going to happen. Instead of hoping that it will not happen to you in your home in West Hartford, CT, you should prepare for one. If your home is not emergency ready and you do not have an emergency kit prepped, be sure to use this list from StateChoice to get you started.

  • Water. In case of an emergency, you need to make sure you have enough water on hand for at least three days. Determining the right amount of water to keep in your home depends on how many people live there. You should aim to have at least one gallon of water per person per day. 
  • Food. Food is something else you need to make sure you have in your house for basic survival. However, you should purchase non-perishable food as well as food that does not require cooking in case you lose power. Make sure you have at least enough for three days. 
  • First aid kit. This is something you need in your home regardless of whether or not it is an emergency. You can pick up a stocked one at your local store.
  • Candles, matches, flashlights, and batteries. In case you do lose power, you need a way to see around your home after dark and this is the best way to do so.

Besides having a great emergency kit in your home for all kinds of emergencies, you should also have a great home insurance policy. If you do not have one already, be sure to contact StateChoice serving West Hartford, CT to get a free quote and explore your options. If you do already have one, they can help you make sure that you are not overpaying and that you do not have any gaps in coverage.