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Disaster Supplies Kit

There are six basics you should stock in your home: water, food, first aid, clothing and bedding, tools, and special items. Keep the items you will most likely need during an evacuation in an easy-to-carry container such as a large, covered trash container, camping backpack or duffle bag. Keep a smaller version of the disaster supplies kit in the trunk of your car.

Water

Water should be stored in durable plastic containers such as soft drink bottles. Avoid using containers that may decompose or break. Never ration water. Drink what you need and find more later. Change water supplies every three months.

Store one gallon of water per person per day.
Have purifying agents available.

Food

Store at least a three day supply of non-perishable food for each person. Select foods that require no refrigeration, cooking or preparation. Select food items that are compact and lightweight and rotate the food supply every six months.
Ready to eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables
Soups - bouillon cubes or dried soups in a cup
Milk - powdered or canned
Stress foods - sugar cookies, hard candy
Staples - sugar, salt, pepper
Juices - canned, powdered or crystallized
Smoked or dried meats such as beef jerky
Vitamins
High energy foods - peanut butter, nuts, trail mix, etc.

First Aid Kit

You should have two first aid kits - one for your home adn the other for your car. The kit should include:
Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes
3-inch sterile gauze pads (8-12)
2-inch sterile gauze pads (8-12)
Triangular bandages(3)
Hypoallergenic adhesive tape
2 & 3-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls each)
Scissors
Needle
Tweezers
Safety razor blade
Bar of soap
Moistened towelettes (8-10 packages)
Antiseptic spray
Thermometer
Tongue blades and wooden applicator sticks
Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
Assorted sizes of safety pins
Latex gloves

Tools and Supplies

Mess kits, or paper cups, plates and plastic utensils
Battery operated radio and extra batteries
Cash or traverlers checks, change
Fire extinguisher, small canister, ABC type
Pliers
Compass
Aluminum foil
Signal flare
Needles, thread
Shut-off wrench for gas and water
Plastic sheeting
Family emergency preparedness plan
Flashlight and extra batteries
Non-electric can opener, utility knife
Tube tent
Tape
Matches in a waterproof container
Pastic storage containers
Paper, pencil
Medicine dropper
Whistle
Dust mask and work gloves

Clothing and Bedding

Include at least one complete change of clothing and footwear per person.
Sturdy shoes or work boots
Blankets or sleeping bags
Thermal underwear
Rain gear
Hat and gloves
Sunglasses

Special Items

Remember family members with special needs such as infants, elderly, or disabled individuals.
Sanitation
Toilet paper, towelettes
Feminine supplies
Plastic garbage bags, ties
Plastic bucket with tight lid
Household chlorine bleach
Soap, liquid detergent
Personal hygiene items
Small shovel, to dig expedient latrine
Disinfectant
For Baby
Formula
Bottles
Medications
Diapers
Powdered milk
For Adults
Heart and high blood pressure medications
Prescription drugs
Contact lenses and supplies
Insulin
Denture needs
Extra eye glasses
Entertainment - Games for children; books for adults.
Important Family Documents - Keep these records in a waterproof, portable container.
Will, insurance policies, contracts, deeds, stocks and bonds
Bank account numbers
Inventrory of valuable household goods, important telephone numbers
Passports, social security cards, immunization records
Credit card account numbers and companies
Family records (birth, marriage, death certificates)

 

 

 

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