GET A KIT – MAKE A PLAN – BE INFORMED
Put together an emergency kit for every family member at home or in the car. Talk to your family about your plans and consider how you will get the information you need to survive
You never know when you will need to pick up and run with no time available to "pack a bag". Food, water, solar powered radio & light are just a few of the items that you will need in your emergency kit. Are outlined on the following web page: http://www.ready.gov/america/getakit/index.html
Store enough water to meet your family's needs. Human beings can only survive three days without water. In a large scale disaster a person could go weeks if not months before clean drinking water is available to us.
The Red Cross recommends storing at least one gallon of water (per person per day). Consider that necessary just to survive. What about bathing, washing your dishes, cooking, sanitation, and other personal needs?
Power outages can occur at any time of the year and it may take from a few hours to several days for electricity to be restored to residential areas. Without electricity people can not get water from their wells keep food stored in refrigerators and freezers.
Store foods that are non perishable. After a large disaster what will you eat, when the stores run out of food and it takes weeks to restore their supplies? What do you have in your cupboards or supplies that will help sustain you and your family? Non perishable items will help you prepare for the unexpected.
Prepare for alternative power sources. With a large scale disaster comes long term power loss. Replace the old battery lights, radios, and cell phone charges with inexpensive solar powered alternatives. Have a first aid kit and remember to keep valuable papers with your Go kit like identification, cash, birth certificates etc.
Don’t forget to consider Volunteering for a Public Health Emergency
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