Introduction
Introduction
Get a Kit
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Get a Kit
Get a Kit
Get a Kit
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Make a Plan
Make a Plan
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Water:
One gallon of water per day per person for at least 3 days, because in the aftermath of a disaster you can be without water for days. A supply of 1 gallon per person per day provides water for drinking, as well as some for cleaning and cooking.
Food:
At least 3 days of non- perishable, nutritious food requiring little or no water or cooking to prepare. Remember, you may be without water, gas or electricity.
First Aid Kit:
Injuries are a common occurrence in a disaster and you want to be prepared to treat yourself, your loved ones, and others who need help.
Medications:
A week’s supply of both prescription and non prescription medications. Pharmacies may be closed after a disaster. Also keep a list of all your medications and dosages, allergies, doctors’ names, and nearby hospitals.
Radio:
Keep a battery-powered or hand-crank radio in your kit to help you stay informed in a disaster- related power outage.
Tools:
An adjustable wrench to turn of your gas if necessary, a manual can opener, plastic sheeting, garbage bags with ties, duct tape, and any other items you may need.
Clothing:
Keep an extra set of warm clothes and sturdy shoes in your kit because you may be forced to evacuate your home in a hurry without time to pack accordingly.
Personal Items:
ID, passport, birth certificate, insurance policies.Disasters can leave you displaced and you want to have all your records with you.Also, keep an extra set of eye glasses, contact lenses, an extra cane, hearing aid batteries or any other items you may need.
Pet Supplies:
Remember to include your pets in your plan. So make sure to include things your pets will need during a disaster, like food, leashes, medicine, etc…
Sanitary Supplies:
Extra toilet paper, feminine supplies, personal hygiene products, bleach, and any other products.
Money:
During a disaster banks and ATM’s may be closed. Keeping small bills and change helps to avoid needing to get change when buying supplies like water, during times of disaster.
Contact Information:
List of your family phone numbers and addresses, and your out of area contact, as it is often easier to make a long distance call than to call across town.
Map:
Detailed map of the surrounding areas with highlighted escape routes. During a disaster transportation can be shut down and roads can be closed, so it is good to know alternate routes to and from your home.
Be Informed
Be Informed
Conclusion
Conclusion
Resources
Resources
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Emergency Preparedness Shopping List. Or visit RedCrossShop.org to purchase a kit.
       
       
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