Whatever strikes, you will have the strongest steel on your side, but do you have the basics to cope with your body’s needs for as long as it takes? Will you weather the storm?
Safe Room Preparations And Emergency Water
When you’re stuck in the midst of a disaster, whether brought on by tornado, hurricane, flood, or God forbid, a war, you know you can safely weather the storm inside a U.S. Safe Room life safety and security storage structure, such as an above ground safe room, with no fear of bodily harm. But without the tools to curb hunger, thirst, and to keep you and your family healthy for the period of your confinement, all the rigorous security engineering and construction techniques utilized on your above ground safe room will be for naught.
Who can know how long an emergency will last? Fortunately, there’s a simple solution at hand: being prepared. Let’s discuss the most basic of basic human needs, water, and how you’ll outfit your U.S. Safe Room above ground safe room to withstand whatever storm comes your way.
Above Ground Safe Room Basics: Water, The Harbinger Of Life
The Rule of Thumb for water supplies in a above ground safe room: One day, one gallon, one person.
FEMA recommends you keep a “three day supply of water per person” to prepare for most disasters, but if you’re expecting to be trapped for longer, back up supplies can only help!
Commercially bottled water provides the most durable option, lasting in storage for many years (or as designated by expiration dates published by the manufacturers), but you can save money and prove your self-sustainability by filling up your own plastic bottles. Just make sure to clean all containers thoroughly with bleach. If you’re using fresh water or well water, as opposed to pre-treated tap water, you’ll need to treat each bottle with a few drops of non-scented chlorine to keep it sanitary for the duration of its containment. The disadvantage of bottling your own water, however, is that supplies will have to be replaced every six months or so to ensure sanitary standards.
Remember never to trust water you find in pools and lakes after a natural disaster. Always keep purification tools on hand to ensure the safety of what you drink.
U.S. Safe Room offers precision engineered steel structures manufactured with rigorous construction techniques that allow us to provide above ground safe rooms, below ground safe rooms, panic rooms, and even tornado shelters for communities and residences across the United States. Whether you need to be ready for an F4 ripping through Tornado alley or an armed burglary of your home, we have the steel, the credits, and the experience to aid your preparations for any risk. We’re here to keep you prepared, confident, and most importantly offer piece of mind.