33 responses

  1. Maralea
    August 26, 2014

    When our kids were younger and still at home we did have an emergency preparedness plan. My husband and I don’t currently have one, however, I am going to start one. Great review and lots of great tips!

  2. Esther
    August 26, 2014

    I have things around here but not a complete list of emergency items all stored together. It is something that is on my to do list. I’m hoping I get around to creating a kit before I really need it.
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  3. Sus
    August 26, 2014

    Yes- we have one but need a couple more things including a weather radio.

  4. Linda Kish
    August 26, 2014

    We don’t have anything. I do keep my medications around so I won’t run out. I suggest not running your cars until they are on empty because the gas stations would have long line in case of emergencies too.

  5. Ashley Kolpak
    August 27, 2014

    Unfortunately, we don’t really have a plan, other than always keep cell phones charged, gas in the grill, and containers of water. Our power is always going out during storms, this would be a great kit to have!!

  6. Crystle Monahan
    August 27, 2014

    My family doesn’t have much of a plan in place, which is weird because although we deal with few disasters in these parts, we’ve been hit by one before that left us maybe 4 weeks without power.

    I have been trying to come up with a list of things we’d need in an emergency, at least a power outage one, and I didn’t know about everything listed here. Very good to know, thank you!

    The main things we need are things we don’t have spares of (for example, several gallons of drinkable water and a can opener.)

    Thanks for this healthy reminder that I should be working on this project before disaster strikes!

  7. Heather S.
    August 27, 2014

    This is really sad but no I don’t have an emergency preparedness kit! I really should put one together!

  8. Jessica To
    August 27, 2014

    I usually try to prepare something when they are calling for a bad snow storm. I have to make sure I have candles and flashlights so this kit would be great.

  9. Tami
    August 28, 2014

    We have one and did not miss anything, but this was a reminder to replace
    the batteries in everything. Thanks

  10. Nancy Johnson Horn
    August 29, 2014

    We didn’t have much of a plan during Hurricane Irene (we fled to my inlaws in Port Jervis, NY) but somewhat of a plan during Hurricane Sandy (we had food and water, as well as flashlights). While we were very lucky, having a plan would be a better idea!
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  11. tammy shelton
    August 29, 2014

    Yes, we have one because we live in Florida where there is sometimes a chance of Hurricanes.

  12. Debra
    August 29, 2014

    What a great list. I have to admit that I need to get one of these together since we live in Tornado alley (aka Dallas)!!
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  13. Divina
    August 30, 2014

    Thank you for the post! We have a kit but this reminded me to check if food, batteries and other perishables are still okay.
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  14. samantha wagner
    August 30, 2014

    We have one but we could use a few more items like a couple more flashlights and I would like a weather radio.

  15. Leigh Anne Borders
    August 31, 2014

    We prepared some emergency kits after the two ice storms we had last year down in the South. Your article points out a few items we need to add.

  16. Kimberley Thomas
    September 2, 2014

    I keep batteries,food,water jugs,cash,blankets,flashlights,radio ,first aid kit are all part of my emergency pack

  17. Jenni E. {Sweet Pennies from Heaven}
    September 2, 2014

    I would have never thought about the fact that not all of us might not be together in the event of an emergency! Thank you for sharing those printable forms!!!
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  18. Lee S
    September 2, 2014

    I need one as I do not have a kit.
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  19. Melissa Willard
    September 2, 2014

    No we don’t have one but because of all the great ideas from here I will start one now. Thanks!

  20. Darla Peduzzi
    September 2, 2014

    No, we don’t have one, but this made me think of what a good idea would be to make one!

  21. Dawn Cook
    September 2, 2014

    no we do not have one, after reading this i may start one!!

  22. Stephen Gordon
    September 2, 2014

    Have never thought to be honest. But your charts are outstanding. I do replace batteries often. Thanks for the chance .CHEERS great tips.

  23. Deena Martin Bailey
    September 2, 2014

    No. I need just about everything!!

  24. mary mcmenamy
    September 2, 2014

    we have one but the light with battery is a fab idea and i need a fire intiquesher

  25. Jessica
    September 2, 2014

    At this time we have been working on gathering some of the things for our emergency kit.

  26. Mary Beth Elderton
    September 2, 2014

    I admit that now that I am away from the gulf coast and the kids are grown, Hubz and I have slacked a bit on being prepared. However, now that we are back in a house after some apartment hopping, I have been working recently on getting things together.

  27. Angela Williams
    September 2, 2014

    We do not have an emergency plan or anything but we will start now! Thanks! !

  28. Katherine H
    September 2, 2014

    We really don’t have a kit or a plan, but I have been telling my family that we need to work on this.

  29. Cassandra Eastman
    September 2, 2014

    This is such a great idea, we don’t have a prepardness kit right now. I’ll definitely have to make one though!

  30. Marisa
    September 2, 2014

    We do not have a specific emergency preparedness plan. Hope to start one soon.

  31. Zach Pq
    September 2, 2014

    We don’t have a plan but that is a good idea. I’ll bookmark and check back later to check out the links and put one together.

  32. Sheila K.
    September 2, 2014

    We always keep an emergency preparedness kit (and check it yearly) because living in South Florida we have to deal with our annual hurricane season! We can always use more flashlights, batteries, lanterns, and canned goods for the kit!

  33. Hideki Yamada
    September 2, 2014

    We only have flashlights, matches, lighters, and blankets. We need a lot more, like water and freeze dried food.

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