Thursday, February 21, 2019, 16:40
Disaster management organizations urge families to store and annually update emergency supplies.A person or families needs will vary depending on your location and circumstances. Be sure to check with local emergency management services for recommendations that could be applied in your area.
In general it is recommended that you keep at least three gallons (11 L) of water per person and three days of nonperishable, ready-to-eat foods.
Also, some families have prepared “go bags” with such items as the following: *
Blankets, complete change of warm clothes, and good shoes
Flashlight, radio (battery or windup), and spare batteries
First-aid kit and a whistle to signal for help
Eating utensils, can opener, pocket tool set, and waterproof matches
Dust masks, waterproof tape, and plastic sheeting for shelter
Toothbrushes, soap, towels, and toilet paper
Child-care supplies and special-needs items for seniors or the disabled
A waterproof container with needed medication, copies of prescriptions, and other important documents
List of emergency and family contacts and meeting places and a local map
Credit cards and cash
Extra set of house keys and car keys
Paper, pencils, books, and games for children