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Emergency Preparedness Kit

17
Apr

Emergency Preparedness Kit

Being prepared for a storm can mean the difference between life and death. You don’t need to spend a lot to be prepared. Having a basic disaster supply kit can be a great aid in the event of an emergency. This isn’t something you want to worry about when you hear a storm watch is in effect, so make sure you build this in advanced.

It’s a good idea to have your preparedness kit in a spot that every member of the family knows about and is easy to grab in case you need to evacuate. We’ve prepared a check-list for you to ensure your kit has all the essentials.

Basic Kit:

  • Water- enough to last 3 days
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Non-perishable food - enough for 3 days
  • First aid kit – keep in mind any medications that you or your family use regularly
  • Dust mask – help filter contaminated air
  • Baby wipes or moist towelettes
  • Tools- wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener
  • Local Maps
  • Cell phone with back up chargers, solar charger, inverter, etc.

Other items to think about including in your kit:

  • Baby formula, food and diapers
  • Pet food and water
  • Cash
  • Family documents: insurance policies, ID’s, bank account information, contact list in a waterproof container
  • Entertainment: board games, books, or puzzles
  • Warm blanket or sleeping bag and warm sweaters for each member of the family
  • An extra set of clothes
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches
  • Disposable cutlery, plates and napkins
  • Feminine hygiene products

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