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Emergency Preparedness Checklist

What’s with All the Earthquakes?

Utah has experience a string of them recently. Fortunately, nothing major. This string of rumbles doesn’t necessarily mean that the big one is going to happen any time soon. But, it is highly likely that sometimein our lifetime—or our children’s lifetime—a major earthquake will occur.

It’s easy to procrastinate the task of getting prepared when the inevitable seems so far removed from our daily reality. But our reality can turn on a dime. It can become devastating, scary, and quite possibly life-threatening.

During last September’s National Preparedness Month, we posted a checklist of several steps that should to be taken to help prepare your family. With mother nature’s recent hints, we think now’s a good time to repost the checklist! Here you go:

Emergency Preparedness Checklist

  • Establish your family’s meeting place(s)
  • Make (and practice) a home evacuation plan
  • Make a list of nearby water sources
  • Create an emergency contact phone list
  • Write down your medications and put a couple of days’ worth in your emergency kit
  • Place copies of identification (driver’s license, passport, etc.) in sealable bags
  • Identify and document a go-to social media platform
  • Download emergency apps (like FEMA or Life360)
  • Assign responsibility for the bug-out kit(s), including food, water and gear
  • Assign each pet a safety buddy

Today, while it’s fresh on your mind, be sure to take these important steps to help ensure your family’s safety. Being prepared can make all the difference if—or when—something major comes your way.

And, be sure to keep an eye out for this month’s Case Lot Sales. They’re the perfect way to stock up on emergency preparedness kits, long-term food storage, and emergency water.

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Macey’s has teamed with Augason Farms to offer emergency food supplies and long term food storage to our valued customers for good reason. They’ve been in the business since 1972 and guarantee their products for great taste and superior quality. Maintaining a supply of Augason Farms products in your home is ideal not only for your emergency food supply but for everyday use as well. With Macey’s and Augason Farms, preparedness is simple and affordable!

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Emergency Food Says You Care

Wondering what to give friends, family, neighbors, or coworkers for Christmas this year?  Here are three reasons the gift of emergency food says you care:

  1. It’s not a short-lived trend. A 30-day emergency food kit may not be a sexy gift and in fact it may garner a fairly lukewarm “thank you”. But when your loved one is stuck in their home with no power, nothing to eat, and no way to get to the grocery store because the roads are buried in snow, they’ll remember who gave them the gift of emergency food and they’ll know you cared about them well before the snow hit the fan.
  2. It’s not a gift card. It’s easy to default to gift cards when holidays get hectic but let’s be honest: gift cards are fraught with challenges. They can be interpreted as “I don’t have time to give you a well thought out gift.” A large percentage of gift cards go unused or expire. And in paralyzing ice storms, they’re only good for scraping windshields. Instead, give a two-week emergency food kit. It’s a gift that will never get lost in the bottom of a purse and sincerely says “I care about you.”
  3. It’s not a fruit cake. While fruit cake lasts a very long time (precisely how long we may never know), it will definitely not last 25 years and it will not keep your friends or neighbors well-nourished during an emergency. Wrapping up a few large cans of dehydrated soups and entrees says “I care about you and it’s best that you have your own food supply when things get rough.” 🙂

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Macey’s has teamed with Augason Farms to offer emergency food supplies and long term food storage to our valued customers for good reason. Augason Farms has been in the business since 1972 and guarantee their products for great taste and superior quality. Maintaining a supply of Augason Farms products in your home is ideal not only for your emergency food supply but for everyday use as well. With Macey’s and Augason Farms, preparedness is simple and affordable!