During any natural disaster, the first thing to go is electricity. Now, if you don’t have electricity, you can’t get money at the bank or any ATM’s, or you can’t purchase anything from stores without the exact cash on hand. This means, if you need water food or batteries, you could be paying more than it is worth if you don’t have the right amount of cash. I saw this in England 3 years ago while visiting. There was a terrible flood when the Thames over flowed and many villages were completely cut off. The stores had to start rationing water, so you were only able to get 2-3 flats. Since there was no electricity, many flood victims had to pay 20 pounds, for 2-3 flats of water which would normally have only cost around 10-12 pounds. And that is assuming the smallest bill you had was a 20. The same thing happened during Katrina and numerous Earthquakes.
I have even seen cans of vegetables, soups, fruits, just about anything you could find in a grocery store. Just “google” diversion safes, and find the best price, or here are a few sites that I have found:
Keep a few in different places in your home and most important, remember where and what they are. We had a visitor once who tried to open an A&W root beer but it wouldn’t open and he couldn’t figure out how or why. He eventually realized what it was but he was disappointed at not being able to have a root beer. It was funny!
If you don’t want to purchase a diversion safe, find a safe place to keep you store of cash. It is so important!!