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It’s National Preparedness Month, Are You Prepared? #PoweringSafety

This is a partnered post with Energizer and TheMotherhood. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences.

I am of the belief that you can never be too prepared for an emergency. Never. Ever. Really, never ever.

See I’m a planner. I like to know what’s going on and have an itinerary. I wish I were more spontaneous… but it is not in my nature. But that’s okay, especially when it comes to preparing for emergencies. Granted an emergency is full of the unexpected, but because I am prepared, it may make the emergency less stressful.

Here are 7 ways you can be prepared for an emergency:

1. Make a plan

As I mentioned above, I’m a planner, and it is so true in this case that you and your family really need a plan. Everyone needs to know what to do before, during, and after severe weather, or other emergency. Be sure to practice your plan so you and your family are ready for any situation.

2. Keep a portable light in every room

The last thing you want when power goes out is to be digging through closets or drawers looking for a flashlight. Energizer portable lights ensure you’re ready for any situation.

3. Designate a place to seek shelter

Designate a meeting place for your family to take shelter. It can be a basement or the smallest, most-interior room on the lowest floor is safest for severe weather and tornadoes. In the event of a tropical storm or hurricane, evacuate the area if instructed by local authorities.

4. Prepare an emergency kit

Keep an emergency kit stocked with bottled water, canned food, copies of vital information, a first aid kit with prescriptions and an Energizer® Emergency Weather Station, which acts as a light, radio and charging station, in a designated place where everyone knows where to find it.

5. Check social media for updates

Oftentimes communications can be limited during severe weather. As a social media addict, I know that social media can give you the most up-to-date information from local government agencies and news outlets to people out in the situation to give live up-to-date information.

 6. Charge your devices

Be sure to charge cell phone and ensure that your radio and flashlight have fresh batteries. Energizer® MAX® with Power Seal Technology are long-lasting and are no leaks guaranteed. You don’t want to be left in the dark – figuratively and literally – when an emergency arises.

 7. Stock your vehicle

Don’t be caught unaware in your car during a severe weather situation. Make sure to have an emergency kit with the essentials in your vehicle.

According to a recent Energizer survey….

I will be incorporating the above 7 tips to make sure my family and I are prepared for National Preparedness month and beyond!

Stay connected with Energizer:

Please join me next Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 1 p.m. EST for a #PoweringSafety Twitter party (there will be prizes)… RSVP via Twtvite:

Note: The Energizer Preparedness survey was conducted in August 2014 among 1,000 online Americans representative of the U.S. household population 18+ on age, gender, geographic division, income, household size, household designation, and market size via TNS’ Omnibus, Express Online. 

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