expiration dates on your food, water and
medications. Use foods before they go bad, and replace them with fresh
Throw out any canned good that is swollen, dented or corroded.
equipment. Is your battery-powered radio
working? When was the last time you replaced the batteries in your flashlight
and your NOAA
weather radio? Follow the same rule of thumb as you do for your smoke alarm
– replace the batteries at least once a year.
your needs. Is someone in the family on
medication now that they weren't taking a year ago? Have you added a family
member or a pet?
Take these and other lifestyle changes into account, and update your kit as
Once you've taken a few minutes to
refresh your Ready kit, make sure you take a quick look at your family emergency plan too. Log
on to your personal profile
on the Ready Georgia website, or use the Ready Georgia mobile app.
Update medical information, phone numbers and any other details that may have
changed during the past year. Then make sure your family knows where you will
go and how you will get in touch with another in case of an emergency.