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Making a Disaster Supply Kit

Making a Disaster Supply Kit

The most important tool for emergency preparedness is a Disaster Supply Kit. Below are some of the basic items to have in the kit. Store the items in a water-resistant container and replenish as necessary. Check and replenish as necessary the out-dated items
  • Prescription medicines
  • Non-perishable/special dietary foods
  • Drinking water: 3 gal/per person/per day for 2 weeks
  • Flashlights and batteries for each member of the family
  • Portable radio and batteries
  • First aid book and kit
    • bandages
    • antiseptic
    • tape
    • compresses
    • non-aspirin pain reliever
    • anti-diarrhea medication
  • Mosquito repellent and citronella candles
  • Coolers (one for food and the other for ice)
  • Plastic tarp for roof/window repair, screening, tools, nails
  • Water purification kit (tablets, plain chlorine and iodine)
  • Infant necessities (medicine, sterile water, diapers, ready formula, bottles)
  • Clean up supplies (mop, buckets, towels, disinfectant)
  • Non-electric can opener
  • Extra batteries for portable TV, lamps
  • Plastic trash bags
  • Toilet paper, paper towels, pre-moistened towelettes
If you evacuate, you should take:

  • Pillows, blankets, sleeping bags or air mattresses
  • Extra clothing, shoes, eyeglasses
  • Personal hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc)
  • Quiet games, books, playing cards and favorite toys for children
  • Food and water for shelter
  • Important papers (driver’s license, special medication information, insurance policies and property inventories)

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