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September is National Emergency Preparedness Month

Source: www.ready.gov/

The likelihood that you and your family will survive a house fire depends as much on having a working smoke detector and an exit strategy, as on a well-trained fire department. The same is true for surviving a terrorist attack or other emergency.

We must have the tools and plans in place to make it on our own, at least for a period of time, no matter where we are when disaster strikes. Just like having a working smoke detector,

preparing for the unexpected makes sense.

Have you put together a Basic Kit to have in the event of an emergency?  If not, review this list:

Recommended Supplies to Include in a Basic Kit

  •  Water one gallon per person per day, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered radio and extra batteries
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First Aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Filter mask or cotton t-shirt, to help filter the air
  • Moist towelettes for sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food (if kit contains canned food )
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Unique family needs, such as daily prescription medications, infant formula or diapers, and important family documents.

To learn more about how to prepare for an emergency, visit www.ready.gov.