Prepare for power outages during Portland storm seasons
The American Red Cross encourages that each household and car have a preparedness kit, but sadly only 51.5% of US homes reportedly have an emergency kit ready. Here at SERVPRO of NW Portland, we’re passionate about preparedness. As we head into the 2019 storm season, we recommend homes and businesses prepare power outage kits for the instance they find themselves without power.
Kits should include things like water, canned food, a can opener, flashlights and batteries. Food and water rations should be enough for each person in your household or place of business for 5 days.
To start a power outage kit, grab an old backpack or duffle and add in plenty of bottled water, battery-operated radio and clock, flashlight for each member of your household including extra batteries, non-electric can opener, list of emergency phone numbers including family and friends and a first aid kit.
September is National Preparedness month, and SERVPRO of NW Portland recommends that individuals explore our blogs to learn more on how to prepare for disaster.
Should disaster, like water damage from a dishwasher leak or pipe break, affect your home, call SERVPRO of NW Portland today at 503-684-5829.