Survival kit~ if disaster strikes

February 4, 2015

Create a survival kit that will sustain you if disaster strikes

When creating a preparedness kit, think about what you might need if you were stranded or needed to evacuate your home for three to seven days. Prepare your kit well in advance so you can take essential items with you if you must evacuate quickly.

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Your kit should include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Water – one gallon per person, per day
  • Food – nonperishable and canned foods, along with a non-electric can opener
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Flashlights with extra batteries
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio. If battery-powered, have extra batteries
  • Extra clothing and blankets
  • A first-aid kit
  • Emergency cash or checks – credit cards may not be dependable if there is a power outage
  • Electronic chargers, including chargers that can be used in your vehicle
  • A whistle to signal for help
  • Duct tape
  • Copies of personal documents – including a home inventory list, insurance policies and other important legal and financial documents
  • Bug spray
  • Pen and notebook – use to keep notes, important phone numbers, etc., if power is out and electronic devices are not working

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