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Preparing for the storm

7/22/2019 (Permalink)

Supplies Recommended for Storm Preparation

Because of the possible lack of clean water and power outages following a storm, you may need supplies to keep your family safe and happy following a disaster.  Storms may also cause limited access to your vehicles, roadways and stores.

Be prepared and stock up on everything you might need NOW before the storm arrives. Be certain to:

  • Prepare an emergency water supply
  • Prepare an emergency food and medicine supply
  • Gather safety items
  • Gather personal items

Prepare an emergency water supply

  • Have at least 5 gallons of water per person (which should be enough to last 3 to 5 days)
  • Gather clean containers for water.
  • Get supplies to make your drinking water safe (like iodine tablets or chlorine bleach).
  • Learn how to safely store your water supply.
  • Learn how to make your drinking water safe for use.

Prepare an emergency food and medicine supply

  • Gather a 3 to 5 day supply of food that won’t spoil such as canned foods.
  • If needed, stock up on baby food or formula.
  • Gather any prescription medicines.

Gather safety items, including:

  • First aid kit and instructions
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Battery-powered radio and flashlight with extra batteries
  • Sleeping bags, pillows and extra blankets

Gather personal care products, including:

  • Hand sanitizer and soap
  • Wet cleaning cloths (like baby wipes) in case you don’t have clean water
  • Toothpaste
  • Tampons and pads
  • Diapers

Tip: Store all of these items together in a place that’s easy to locate.

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