I’m sure you have set your clocks back already, but did you check your stores for emergency supplies? Are you missing anything? Are there any expired food items?
The Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management encourages you to check your emergency stores, make sure they are fresh and also change the batteries of any battery-powered equipment you have such as flashlights, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, radios, etc.
Also take this time out to go over any household emergency plan you may have with your family (don’t forget to include the pets). You can also hold an emergency drill in order to better prepare yourselves for a potential disaster or hazard.
If you don’t have an emergency plan, Go-kit or stockpile, NOW would be the time to make one. Remember, Safety First is Safety Always!
For information on how develop a Household Emergency Plan, or lists of the recommended emergency supplies for a Go Bag or a Shelter-in-Place Kit, visit the What to Have: In Your Head, In Your Home, In Your Hand, For Pets, and For Special Needs pages on www.phila.gov/ready.