Prepare for Short-Term Emergencies
Every household should have an emergency kit that contains enough supplies for at least three days.
Try to pack these items in bags that can be easily carried in case relocation is necessary.
This kit should contain:
- Water -recommended one gallon per day per person.
- Food -items that do not require refrigeration and little or no water to prepare. Energy Bars, Granola Bars, Dried Fruit, Peanut Butter and Ready-to-Eat Soups are
- excellent items to pack.
- Flashlights and Batteries
- Radio with extra Batteries
- First Aid Kit
- Any and all Medications
- Hand Can Opener, a Knife, Garbage Bags, plastic silverware and plates
- Clothing for everyone including Coats, Gloves and Sturdy Shoes or Boots
- Personal Items such as Glasses, ID Cards, Insurance Policies and other Important Papers
- Sanitary Supplies, Health and Beauty Aids and Personal Hygiene Items
- Cash -have an emergency supply of cash
- Pet Supplies for your pets
- Small Shovel, Maps and Blankets for your car - your car should have a smaller version of this emergency kit in the event you get stranded.
- You should keep your cell phone charged and with you at all times.