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Coping with Disaster

Keep enough supplies in your home to meet your need for at least three days. Assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit, with items you may need in an evacuation. Store these supplies in a sturdy, easy-to-carry backpack or other suitable container.

Include the following items in your Disaster Supplies Kit:

  • A three day supply of water (one gallon per person per day)
  • Food that will not spoil and does not need heating.
  • One change of clothing and footwear per person
  • One blanket or sleeping bag per person.
  • A first aid kit that includes your family's prescription medications.
  • Emergency tools including a battery-powered radio, flashlight and plenty of extra batteries.
  • An extra set of car keys
  • Credit card, cash or traveler's checks.
  • Sanitation supplies.
  • Special items for infant, elderly or disabled family members.
  • An extra pair of glasses.
  • Keep all important family documents in a waterproof container. Keep duplicate copies in the trunk of your car.

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Last updated: 5/24/2010 1:42:57 PM