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How Well Prepared Are You?

9/10/2021 (Permalink)

emergency items, batteries, flashlight, lamp, first aid kit Do you have your emergency kit ready?

Are you and your family prepared for a disaster? It's something we all think about, but have we actually done it? Here is a helpful list of a well equipped disaster supply kit that should include, but is not limited to the following items:

  • Water: 1 gallon per person per day.
  • Food: 3 to 7 days worth of non perishable or canned food and manual can opener.
  • Bedding: Blankets and pillows.
  • Clothing: Remember, although it may be warm, you may be working and cleaning and need pants and long sleeves to protect your skin. 
  • First Aid Kit: In the very least, include sanitizers and bandages.
  • Cash: Keep some cash and small bills on hand in case banks are closed.
  • Paperwork: Secure important documents
  • Windows: Remove debris, trim trees
  • Gas: Fill your car, fill your propane tank

Maintaining Your Kit

After assembling your kit remember to maintain it so it’s ready when needed:

  • Keep canned food in a cool, dry place.
  • Store boxed food in tightly closed plastic or metal containers.
  • Replace expired items as needed.
  • Re-think your needs every year and update your kit as your family’s needs change.

Kit Storage Locations

Since you do not know where you will be when an emergency occurs, prepare supplies for home, work and cars.

  • Home: Keep this kit in a designated place and have it ready in case you have to leave your home quickly. Make sure all family members know where the kit is kept.
  • Work: Be prepared to shelter at work for at least 24 hours. Your work kit should include food, water and other necessities like medicines, as well as comfortable walking shoes, stored in a “grab and go” case.
  • Car: In case you are stranded, keep a kit of emergency supplies in your car.

There is nothing wrong with being extra prepared, we never know when disaster will strike, you can also add to this list for you and your family's specific needs. 

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