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Disaster Supply Kit

The best time to assemble a three-day emergency supplies kit is well before you will ever need it. Most people already have these items around the house and it is a matter of assembling them now before an evacuation order is issued.

Start with an easy to carry, water tight container - a large plastic trash can will do, or line a sturdy cardboard box with a couple of trash bags. Next gather up the following items and place them in your kit:

Essentials


  • Water - 1 gallon per person per day (a week’s supply of water is
    preferable)

  • Water purification kit or bleach

  • First aid kit and first aid book

  • Pre-cooked, non-perishable foods, such as canned meats, granola
    bars, instant soup & cereals, etc.

  • Baby supplies: formula, bottle, pacifier, soap, baby powder,
    clothing, blankets, baby wipes, disposable diapers, canned food and
    juices

  • Non-electric can opener

  • Anti-bacterial hand wipes or gel

  • Blanket or sleeping bag per person

  • Portable radio or portable TV and extra batteries

  • Flashlight and extra batteries

  • Essential medications

  • Extra pair of eyeglasses

  • Extra house and car keys

  • Fire extinguisher - ABC-type

  • Food, water, leash and carrier for pets

  • Cash and change

  • Seasonal change of clothing, including sturdy shoes

  • Sanitation Supplies

  • Large plastic trash bags for waste, tarps and rain ponchos

  • Large trash cans

  • Bar soap and liquid detergent

  • Shampoo

  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes

  • Feminine hygiene supplies

  • Toilet paper

  • Household bleach

  • Rubber gloves

Stocking up now on emergency supplies can add to your family’s safety
and comfort during and after a disaster. Store enough supplies for at
least three days, preferably seven days, in one place.


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