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Just like having a working smoke detector in your home, having emergency supply kits will put the tools you may need at your fingertips.  Be prepared to improvise and use what you have on hand to make it on your own for at least three days, maybe longer.  While there are many things that might make you more comfortable, think first about fresh water, food and clean air.  Remember to include, and periodically rotate, medications you take every day such as insulin and heart medicine.  Plan to store items in an easy-to-carry bag, such as a shopping bag, backpack or duffle bag.

Consider two kits.  In one, put everything you will need to stay where you are and make it on your own.  The other should be a lightweight, smaller version you can take with you if you have to get away. 

 

Recommended Supplies to include in a basic kit:
Ready checkmark   Water
Ready checkmark   Non-perishable Food 
Ready checkmark   Battery powered radio and extra batteries 
Ready checkmark   Flashlight and extra batteries 
Ready checkmark   First Aid kit
Ready checkmark   Whistle
Ready checkmark   Dust mask
Ready checkmark   Moist towlettes
Ready checkmark   Wrench or pliers
Ready checkmark   Manual can opener
Ready checkmark   Matches
Ready checkmark   Garbage bags and plastic ties


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WATER: Store one gallon of water per person per day for drinking and sanitation in clean plastic containers.  If you live in a warm climate more water may be necessary.

FOOD: Store food that won't go bad and does not have to be heated or cooked.  Choose foods that your family will eat, including protein or fruit bars, dry cereal or granola, canned foods and juices, peanut butter, dried fruit, nuts, crackers and baby foods.  Remember to pack a manual can opener, cuts and eating utensils.

CLEAN AIR: Many potential terrorist attacks could send tiny microscopic "junk" into the air.  Be prepared to improvise with what you have on hand to protect your nose, mouth, eyes and cuts in your skin.  Anything that fits snugly over your nose and mouth, including any dense-weave cotton material, can help filter contaminants in an emergency.  It is very important that most of the air you breath comes through the mask or cloth, not around it.  Do whatever you can to make the best fit possible for children.  There are also a variety of face masks readily available in hardware stores that are rated based on how small a particle they can filter in an industrial setting.


BASIC SUPPLIES: Store a flashlight, battery powered radio, extra batteries, a first aid kit, utility knife, local map, toilet paper, feminine hygiene products, soap, garbage bags and other sanitation supplies, plastic sheeting, duct tape, as well as extra cash and identification.  Periodically rotate your extra batteries to be sure they work when you need them.

WARMTH: If you live in a cold weather climate, you must think about warmth.  It is possible that the power will be out and you will not have heat.  Have warm clothing for each family member in your supply kit including a jacket or coat, long pants, a long sleeve shirt, sturdy shoes, a hat and gloves.  Have a sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person.

SPECIAL ITEMS: Think about your family's unique needs.  Pack diapers, formula, bottles, prescription medications, pet food, comfort items, books, paper, pens, a deck of cards or other forms of entertainment.

  

 

HAVE A PLAN BE INFORMED

 

Interesting Facts

  • HERE'S SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT: Ask your child's school for a copy of their emergency plan for you to keep at home or work.