Improving Disaster Preparation on the Homestead

| 1/4/2016 9:09:00 AM

Faithful HomesteaderIn the aftermath of the tornadoes that hit the Dallas area recently, we are thinking of more ways to be prepared on the homestead for any type of disaster that could come. We have the usual recommended emergency items, but we want to be prepared for patching up the house if we need to in a hurry.

It is hard to plan for every contingency, but we want to be as prepared as we can be. I just find it is so easy to get complacent and think something will not happen to me. A few months ago, my mother lost her home in a fire and now I have friends that have been affected by the Dallas area tornadoes. Seeing pictures from the aftermath of both hit me harder than just seeing general pictures from people I didn’t know on the news.

When we found out that the fire at my mother’s house was started in the attic, we made sure to do a thorough inspection of our attic to check for any fire hazards. We still need to get some additional fire extinguishers for the home. I really try to be so careful about anything that could spark a fire around the homestead. Her situation just added to my diligence.

Need tarps for roof

We plan to get plenty of tarps to cover the roof in the event of leaks or in case the inside of the house becomes exposed to outside elements. We will make sure we have plenty of rope to tie them down and be familiar with good lashing points for the tarps.

Windows need boarded up.