Take safety precautions
Summer is on its way, and it’s time to prepare for the floods, fires, and wind and power outages that the season’s storms can sometimes bring. If you prepare ahead of time, you will be less stressed when disaster strikes.
- Did You Know?
7,100 — Average number of home fires per year involving gas grills
1,200 — Average number of home fires per year involving charcoal or other solid-fueled grills
Source: National Fire Protection Association,Fire Analysis and Research Division
- Build a survival kit
To be prepared, have these items on hand:
Battery-operated cellphone charger
Radio, battery-operated or hand-crank
First aid kit
Nonperishable food and can opener
Pet supplies: food, medicine, vet records, carrier
Copies of important family documents (insurance policies, identification, bank records) in a waterproof container
Extra glasses or contacts
Family emergency plan details, maps and contact information
Posted: Saturday, May 25, 2013 4:30 am
Memorial Day marks the start of the long-awaited, laid-back summer stretch. But between the backyard barbecues, family reunions and dips in the pool, danger could be one spark or one bad forecast away.
Do you know where your flashlights are?
Or, use your
Home and garden
Saturday, May 25, 2013 4:30 am.