Monday, September 12, 2011

It's preparedness month... day 12

It's preparedness month! And we’re celebrating with 30 days full of tips on our favorite topic… preparedness!! If you’ve missed out on any of them, click here to take a trip through the month of September and catch up!!

Preparedness Tip #12
You should keep enough supplies in your home to meet the needs of you and your family for at least three days. Build an emergency supply kit to take with you in an evacuation. The basics to stock in your portable kit include: 

  • Water
  • Food
  • Battery-powered radio
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • first aid supplies
  • A change of clothing
  • A blanket or sleeping bag
  • A wrench or pliers
  • Whistle
  • Dust mask
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Duct tape
  • Trash bags
  • A map
  • A manual can opener for canned food
  • Special items for infants, elderly, the sick or people with disabilities

Keep these items in an easy to carry container such as a covered trash container, a large backpack, or a duffle-bag.

For more information about emergency supply kit basics, click here!

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