September 06, 2022
The month of September marks National Preparedness Month.
It's part of the federal government's efforts to encourage families across the country to prepare for an emergency that could impact their lives at any given moment.
Whether it's a wildfire, earthquake, tornado, hurricane, flood, or other disaster, you'll need to have the right tools for you and your family to navigate an emergency safely.
Having your emergency go-kit prepared and put together ahead of time is crucial.
Whether that's during an emergency or in the days afterwards, experts say you and your family should have food, water, and other supplies to last for several days.
Experts recommend assembling your kit and storing items in airtight plastic bags. You should keep the kits in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag.
There are a lot of items you should include in your emergency go kit and purchasing those items can add up quickly. Midland Radio recommends purchasing one item on the list each time you make a trip to the store. This way you can split up the cost.
Putting together your kit can be fun and a good way to get the entire family involved. When children take part in the building of the kit, it could help ease anxiety they may have as they learn more about the plan their family has in place.
Radios, both emergency and two-way are important aspects of any emergency go kit.
In any emergency, you'll want to make sure you're receiving the latest alerts and information. The quickest way to receive alerts issued by the National Weather Service and emergency officials is through NOAA Weather Radio. Each of Midland's emergency radios are equipped with this feature.
Every emergency go kit should have multiple chargers for your household's cellphones, but disasters can wipe out or destroy cellphone towers, making it difficult or impossible for everyone to receive emergency alerts on their phones. With an emergency radio in tow, you won't have to worry about getting important, life-saving alerts.
Midland's ER40 Emergency Radio has multiple power sources to keep your radio charged no matter what the state of electricity is. This includes a lithium rechargeable battery, solar panel, hand crank, and a USB charging chord.
Not to mention, emergency radios have a flashlight with SOS strobe, checking off multiple items on your emergency go kit checklist.
The ER40 will be available this month.
Emergencies or a natural disasters have the potential to wreak havoc on cellphone towers and electricity, but that doesn't mean communication isn't just as important.
Walkie talkie two-way radios bring reliable, strong, and clear communication to any location. Whether it's splitting up with members of your family as you asses the damage of a storm or caravanning as part of a wildfire evacuation order, walkie talkies will keep you connected.
Midland's X-Talker T71VP3 Walkie Talkie Two-Way Radios have an impressive battery life, important during and after an emergency. These walkie talkies come loaded with extra features including battery packs, a desktop charger, AC wall adapter, boom microphone headsets, and mico-USB charging cable. The walkie talkies have Weather Alert Radio with Midland's Weather Scan Technology, giving your family another way to receive important alerts.
You can shop 15% off Midland Radio's Emergency Prep Page beginning September 7 through the 30th.