When severe weather puts your household in an emergency situation you can be prepared by equipping your home with these safety essentials.

Portable Charger

Outfitting your home with a portable charger can mean being able to maintain a charged phone after blackouts or power outages following severe weather events so that you can stay informed about developments in your local weather, receive emergency alerts, and check in on family and friends. In a pinch you can use your phone’s flashlight to help navigate through your home. There are portable chargers available on the market that support both iPhones and Android mobile phones.


If your home loses power during a storm and darkness envelopes your spaces you can always keep a few lighters handy to help you maneuver through the dark, light candles, or kindle your wood-burning fireplace. Strategically place them in a couple of areas inside of your home that aren’t difficult to access in the dark—but be sure that they are stored out of the reach of small children.

Carbon Monoxide Detector

Whether there’s a severe weather event or not a carbon monoxide detector should be a safety fixture for everyday living.


Carbon monoxide is the leading cause of poisoning deaths in the U.S. and is responsible for thousands of fatalities each year. It’s a silent killer since it’s an odorless, colorless, and tasteless gas. The potentially-lethal gas is produced by burning wood, propane, gasoline, charcoal, or other fuel, without proper ventilation—especially in enclosed or tightly-sealed spaces—allowing it to build up to dangerous levels.


Installing a carbon monoxide detector can help prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Place a detector in hallways near sleeping areas in your home. Be sure to check the batteries each time you check the batteries in your smoke detector—which should be two times a year, at the least. If the alarm of your carbon monoxide detector goes off, you should leave your home immediately and call 911, or your local fire department.


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