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Disaster Preparedness

3/13/2017 (Permalink)

Be Red Cross Ready!


Being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster. Keep your supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate.


At a minimum, you should have the basic supplies listed below:


Water: one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)


Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home).


Flashlight


Battery-powered or hand-crank radio


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First aid kit


Medications (7-day supply) and medical items


Multi-purpose tool


Sanitation and personal hygiene items


Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)


Cell phone with chargers


Family and emergency contact information


Extra cash


Emergency blanket


Map(s) of the area


Consider the needs of all family members and add supplies to your kit. Suggested items to help meet additional needs are:


Medical supplies (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc)


Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)


Games and activities for children


Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)


Two-way radios


Extra set of car keys and house keys


Manual can opener


Additional supplies to keep at home or in your survival kit based on the types of disasters common to your area:


Whistle


N95 or surgical masks


Matches


Rain gear


Towels


Work gloves


Tools/supplies for securing your home


Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes


Plastic sheeting


Duct tape


Scissors


Household liquid bleach


Entertainment items


Blankets or sleeping bags



For more information check out redcross.org

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