Your Family Disaster Supplies Kit
A disaster can strike without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or it could confine you to your home. After a disaster, local officials and relief workers will be on the scene, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help within minutes, or it may take days. Would your family be prepared to cope with an emergency until help arrives?
Prepare a Disaster Supplies KitAssemble supplies you might need in an emergency. Store them in an easy-to-carry container such as a backpack or duffle bag.
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- A three-day supply of water (one gallon per person per day). Store water in sealed, unbreakable containers. Identify the storage date and replace every six months.
- A supply of non-perishable packaged or canned food and a non-electric can opener.
- A change of clothing, rain gear and sturdy shoes.
- Blankets or sleeping bags.
- A first aid kit and prescription medications.
- An extra pair of glasses.
- A battery-powered radio, flashlight and plenty of extra batteries.
- Credit cards and cash.
- An extra set of car keys.
- A list of family physicians
- A list of required prescription medications.
- A list of important family information; the style and serial number of medical devices such as pacemakers.
- Special items for infants, elderly or disabled family members.