Tips for staying safe during a natural disaster


In the event of a weather emergency, make your own kit of supplies.

SAN ANTONIO – In case of bad weather it is important to have a plan. Emergency kits are a great way to prepare for natural disasters such as fires, hurricanes and winter storms in the event of an evacuation or power outage.

Here are some items to take in your emergency kit:

A three-day supply of food and water should include things like canned, dried, or canned foods. Foods like peanut butter, granola bars, and crackers are good, non-perishable foods that you can eat without a stovetop. Plastic utensils, napkins, and plates are also helpful.

If extreme weather conditions are forecast, be sure to charge all electronic devices such as cell phones and laptops.

Take extra batteries for flashlights, radio, and clocks. If you’re left in the dark you want to be notified of weather updates, so it’s a good idea to pack battery-powered electronics.

Carry important medications with any necessary medical documents or prescriptions for emergency personnel. A small first aid kit with aspirin, thermometer, bandages, etc. is also necessary.

Other important documents to include are those with bank account numbers, passports, credit cards, social security cards, and shooting records.

More information on emergency supply kits is listed here.