Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tornado/Emergency Kits

You can go online and purchase these kits if you prefer.

FEMA recommends that all of us have the following supplies in our kit and ready to go at a second's notice. Keep these in a closet closest to your escape door and in your vehicles.

1. Medications: Prescription drugs and first aid supplies such as peroxide, alcohol, band aids, guaze/tape and neosporin, etc.

2. A battery or crank-operated radio so that you can keep in touch with what is happening in your area. Pack extra new batteries also.

3. A flashlight and several new batteries.

4. Canned meats, vegetables, fruits, etc. Make sure that you also pack a hand-operated can opener. Don't forget to have foods available in this kit for any of your family members who may be diabetic. Have plenty of supplies for your baby also.

5. One gallon of water for each person in your family. One gallon should be enough water for one person for three days.

6. New candles and matches

7. Strong soled shoes and workgloves for each person. If the worst happens, you will be trecking through devastation.

8. Emergency contact list including your insurance information and your utility company phone numbers, etc.

9. Money and/or credit/debit cards.

10. Cellphones and/or walkie-talkies

11. A 3-day supply of pet food and supplies

12. Pillows and blankets

Be prepared. The lives you save may be your loved ones and yourself...


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