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Here’s a list of what may be needed to weather a storm or prepare for an evacuation:

Water: Save at least one gallon for each person in your household daily for three to seven days.

Food: Stock at least enough for three to seven days. Because electricity may fail, choose non-perishable foods, including canned goods and juices. Also, make sure you can meet the dietary needs for babies or the elderly in your family. It doesn’t hurt to have plenty of snack foods. And make sure you have a non-electric can opener, cooking tools, fuel, paper plates and plastic utensils.

Set aside blankets, pillows, etc.

Clothing: Make sure you pack for the season and include rain gear and sturdy shoes.

First Aid Kit: Along with bandages and other staples, add any necessary medicine and prescription drugs.

Toiletries: Collect hygiene items and moisture wipes.

Flashlights: Gather batteries.

Radio: You’ll want a battery-operated NOAA weather radio.

Telephones: Keep a fully charged cell phone with extra battery and a traditional (not cordless) telephone set.

Cash: Make sure to have some small bills and credit cards. Banks and ATMs may not be available for extended periods


Toys, Books and Games: Also prepare any special needs for infants and the elderly.

Important documents: Keep these in a waterproof container or watertight resealable plastic bag. These items include insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.

Tools: Keep a set with you during the storm.

Vehicle: Make sure the fuel tanks are filled.

Pets: Pet care items include proper identification, immunization records, medications, ample food and water, a carrier or cage, and a muzzle and leash.

SOURCE: Information provided by the “Hurricane Preparedness: Disaster Supply Kit” from the National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center.

Posted by: Ryan Henry on Aug 18, 07 | 2:58 pm | Profile
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