No matter where we live in the world we are subject to some kind of disaster. Those disasters may include a hurricane, tornado, snow storm, wild fire, or ‘whatever’. Here are some thoughts on things you should have in your disaster supply kit.
* Stock non-perishable emergency supplies
* Water – at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days
* Food – at least enough for 3 to 7 days: non-perishable packaged or canned food, juices, food for infants or the elderly, snack foods, non-electric can opener, cooking tools, fuel, paper plates, plastic utensils
* Blankets, pillows, etc.
* Clothing – seasonal, rain gear, sturdy shoes
*First Aid Kit – Medicines, prescription drugs
* Special Items – for babies and the elderly
* Toiletries – hygiene items, moisture wipes
* Flashlight – batteries
* Radio – battery-operated and NOAA weather radio
* Telephone – fully charged cell phone with extra battery and a traditional (not cordless) telephone set
* Cash with some small bills and Credit Cards, banks and ATMs may not be available for extended periods
* Toys – books, games
* Important Documents – in a waterproof container or watertight resealable plastic bag, insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.
* Tools – keep a set with you during the storm
* Vehicle fuel tank filled
* Pet care items – proper identification, immunization records, medication, ample supply of food and water, a carrier or cage, muzzle or leash
* Use a NOAA weather radio – remember to replace its batteries every 6 months, as you do with your smoke detector
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