Disaster Supply Kit for Your Escondido Home

Natural Disaster

If you live in the Escondido real estate area, you should be prepared for at least two major kinds of natural disasters.  In a previous post, I shared with you the “7 Steps to Earthquake Safety.”    The other major potential disaster in the Escondido real estate area is fire.  Not just wildfires, but more often just Escondido house fires.  If fact, in San Diego North County house fires are by far the number one disaster. 

With any kind of disaster you need to be prepared as well as possible.  You should be prepared to evacuate your Escondido home or to stay in the Escondido property if necessary.  To deal with a disaster you need to have a diaster plan and you should have a disaster supply kit.  You can buy these from the San Diego branch of the American Red Cross or make your own.  You should store your supplies in waterproof, sturdy, and easy to carry containers.  Duffle bags and backpacks work well.   You have to be ready to just “grab and go” if necessary. 

When making your own disaster supply kit for your Escondido home you should include enough items to last you and your family for at least three days.   The following is a list of things to include:

  • A basic first aid kit
  • An extra set of car and Escondido house keys
  • A list of prescriptions (you also might want to grab your prescriptions at the last minute)
  • Battery powered radio and flashlight ( store the batteries separately)
  • Lighter and matches (don’t take or light candles)
  • Basic tools and a few kitchen dishes and utensils
  • Change of clothes and shoes
  • Sleeping bags or blankets
  • Water to last at least 3 days (one gallon per person per day)
  • Food that won’t spoil or that needs very little cooking
  • A manual can opener

Most of these items for your Escondido home disaster supply kit are very inexpensive.  Don’t make your kits too heavy to carry.  Don’t make your Escondido property disaster kit too complicated.  If you do you will never get one made.  Remember, any kit is better than no kit.  Be prepared.  Also, be sure to refresh food and water in the kits as needed. 

For Escondido real estate information, contact Gary Harmon, your Escondido real estate agent.


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