Monday, June 11, 2012

Build your disaster supply kit! :-)

Got some great info from my good friend and unofficial mentor, Becky Powell (Awesome lady & SR super consultant)  that I thought I should share.  :-)  I'm sure the list can be tailored to fit your particular area pretty easily.  :-)

Disaster supply kit by KHOU

Here's what you need to have on hand if a hurricane comes our way (Becky's from the Houston, Texas area). Some items will be in short supply in the days before landfall, so it's best to stock up in advance. 

Water - at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days; Also fill bathtub and other containers; Gator Aid is also good to fend off dehydration

Food - at least enough for 3 to 7 days
—non-perishable packaged or canned food / juices
—foods for infants or the elderly
—snack foods
non-electric can opener
cooking tools / fuel
—paper plates / plastic utensils

Bedding - Blankets / Pillows, etc.

Clothing - seasonal / rain gear/ sturdy shoes

First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs

Special Items - for babies and the elderly

Toiletries / Hygiene items / Moisture wipes 

Flashlight / Batteries / Lantern

Radio - Battery operated and NOAA weather radio

Telephones - Fully charged cell phone with extra battery and a traditional (not cordless) telephone set

Cash (with some small bills) and Credit Cards - Banks and ATMs may not be available for extended periods

Important documents - in a waterproof container or watertight resealable plastic bag
—insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.

Tools - keep a set with you during the storm

Gas - Vehicle fuel tanks filled several days before landfall is expected

Pet care items—proper identification / immunization records / medications
—ample supply of food and water
—a carrier or cage
—muzzle and leash

Bleach (without lemon or any other additives)
Fire extinguisher
Mosquito repellent
Toys, Books and Games
Duct tape

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