What Should You Pack in Your Emergency Home Disaster Kit?

At American Restoration, we interact with our customers right after a disaster, such as a fire or flood. Often times, families are left wondering what they could have done ahead of time to make it easier to react and cope with the situation. In case of emergency, when you have to flee your home in a matter of minutes, you can’t afford to waste time locating the most important items to take with you, that’s why it’s a good idea to have an emergency disaster kit ready. If you haven’t set up a home disaster kit yet, here are basic items to include.

Basic Supplies for Your Family’s Disaster Kit

Each family will have a different set of priorities, so their disaster kits will be different. The staff at American Restoration urges you to hold a family meeting to make sure you cover everything to include. To help you get started, here are some fundamental supplies that the Department of Homeland Security recommends:

  • Water (1 gallon per day for each person, for a minimum of 3 days)
  • Food (3-day supply)
  • Prescription medications
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Matches
  • Flashlight
  • Radio with hand crank
  • Extra batteries
  • Backup cell phone with battery and charger
  • Photocopies of important documents, including your insurance policy

Hope for the Best but Plan for the Worst!

We understand that it can be unpleasant for families to contemplate how they would fare during a disaster, but this shouldn’t prevent you from setting up a disaster kit. Once you gather up the necessary items, you should feel more confident in how you would respond during any emergency. If your home is currently in need of cleanup after a disaster, we are here for you. Contact American Restoration Water & Fire LLC today.

Schedule a Service Call
505-206-5277

Services you can count on

We are always available for your emergency restoration needs. Metro response within the hour. Across New Mexico within two hours.

Contact American Restoration

Your Name
Please let us know your name.

Your Email
Please let us know your email address.

Message
Please let us know your message.

4801 Lang Avenue, Suite 110
Albuquerque, NM 87109

#2 half track
Artesia, NM 88210

123 Black Forest
Ruidoso, NM 88345

Testimonials

  • All your organization from you and your staff in keeping me updated on the start of the job, fighting the many rain days we experienced Read More
  • "I want thank your company for service, in the mold remediation at the Zuni Middle School. We appreciate the speedy service on such a short notice. The service provided, as well as the level of Read More
  • I would like to thank everybody for making our house whole again, only better. It was a pleasure to work with such a professional and friendly crew. Read More
  • Great service. American Restoration Water and Fire, LLC. met all my expectations. Read More
  • “Both Kevin and Andy are really nice, knowledgeable guys. I very much enjoyed working with both. Read More
  • “Luis Cervantes and Anthony Garcia are true assets to this company. Read More
  • ” I was very satisfied with the response time and the work performed by American Restoration Water and Fire. Steve and Albert were my technicians. They showed up in a timely manner and were very professional. Read More
  • “I only have good things to say about my experience with Mark and his team at American Restoration Water & Fire. Read More
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8