Safety kit supplies list

Dear Readers,

Do you have a emergency kit? Are you prepared for inclement weather? In light of the past few days weather it made me think of my emergency kit and being prepared for Hurricane Sandy. I searched through my emergency kit to see what I had and looked in the pantry to see what food was needed. As I was going through everything I realized I did not have a checklist to go off of in order to make sure I was prepared.  Here is a list of items that you need to have at a minimum.

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
  • Extra baby food if it pertains to you

This is a good way to make sure that you are prepared. Always keep track of the local weather conditions and news for updates on the inclement weather. As well make sure you and your family have a disaster plan so that each person know what to do in case of separation. Athomedadtalk logging out.

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