Only 51.5% of US homes have the recommended emergency kit in their home or car. The American Red Cross encourages that each household and car have a preparedness kit. Kits should include things like water, canned food, a can opener, flashlights and batteries, including enough food and water for each person in your household for 5 days. During the month of September we will be talking with you about topics to discuss as a family on preparedness, steps to take to create an emergency kit and others tips on how to make sure you are prepared both at home and at work for an emergency. Should disaster like water damage from a dishwasher leak or pipe break affect your home, call the team that has been serving the metro area for over 27 years, call us today at 503-684-5829.