Thursday, March 19, 2009

Disaster Supply Kit

Assemble a Disaster Supply Kit with items you may need in an evacuation. The list below is a good place to start. Keep enough supplies in your home to care for you and your family for at least three days. Stock these provisions in sturdy, easy-to-carry containers.

1-Water - at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days
2-Food - at least enough for 3 to 7 days
non-perishable packaged or canned food / juices
3-foods for infants or the elderly
4-snack foods
5-Cooking tools / fuel /manual can opener
6-Paper plates / plastic utensils
7-Plastic garbage bags
8-Toilet paper and paper towels
10-Charcoal/lighter fluid
12-Seasonal supplies such as insect repellent and sunscreen
13-A list of valued, irreplaceable personal items, like photo albums, computer backup discs, that you would want to take, if there is time to gather them.
14-Blankets / Pillows, etc.
15-Clothing - seasonal / rain gear/ sturdy shoes
16-First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs
17-Eyeglasses / contact lens and supplies
18-Special Items - for babies and the elderly
19-Toiletries / Hygiene items / Moisture wipes
20-Flashlight / Batteries
21-Battery-powered radio or television
22-Cash (with some small bills and coins) - Banks and ATMs may not be open or 23-available for extended periods.
25-Toys, Books and Games
26-Matches in a waterproof container
28-Important documents - in a waterproof container or watertight resealable plastic bag
29-Insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.
30-TRICARE Contact List
31-Tools - keep a set with you during the storm
32-Vehicle fuel tanks filled
34-Pet care items

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