Being Prepared in Lake County: Pack a Severe Weather Emergency Kit
Despite the fact that meteorologists are now better able to predict them, tornadoes can strike with little warning. Therefore, it’s best to be prepared well before a tornado approaches. One way to be prepared is to compile an emergency kit. Here are some suggested items:
Have a purification kit and enough water to last 72 hours
Plan enough food to last 72 hours, plasticware, and some means of preparation
First Aid Kit
Include supplies to treat minor wounds and keep larger wounds under control
Pain relievers, anti-inflammatory medication, and prescriptions
Boots, jackets, pants, and warm clothing
Don’t forget the batteries!
Blankets and Pillows
Protect your head, neck, and body from falling debris with a heavy blanket and fluffy pillow
Sanitation and hygiene is extremely important! Include some wet wipes
Remember to pack any necessary supplies for your babies, kids, elderly parents, or pets, if applicable
NOAA Weather Radio
Stay updated with the current conditions. Download the app too!
Make sure to keep all of your important documents in a sealed waterproof container away from an area that can flood
Things to Do
Books, crosswords, games, and other items to keep yourself and loved ones occupied while waiting out the storm.
When the storm is over, if you find that you have property damage, call the professionals at SERVPRO of Libertyville/North Chicago City/Lake Bluff right away for help. We have crews available 24/7 for tarp up and board up as well as water mitigation services.