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disaster supply kit 2007

disaster supply kit 2007



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Published by Burt Gummer
Although hurricanes are a major threat
to our area, there are other events that
may occur that may involve evacuation
from your home.
Although hurricanes are a major threat
to our area, there are other events that
may occur that may involve evacuation
from your home.

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Published by: Burt Gummer on May 08, 2008
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 Although hurricanes are a major threatto our area, there are other events thatmay occur that may involve evacuationfrom your home. Brush fires, hazardousmaterial spills, floods and tornadoes allhave a potentially disruptive influenceon our daily activities. To prepare for theunknown, each home should have a 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit. You will needto pack some essential items to help youand your family to survive whether youstay at home or seek other shelter duringa disaster. Ensure a minimum of threedays (72 hours) supply for each person.
Non-perishable packagedor canned foods (thatrequire little or nopreparation or cooking):
Ready to eat canned meats, fruitsand vegetables (include a manualcan opener)
Canned juices, milk, soup (if powdered, store extra water)
Staples – sugar, salt, pepper
High energy foods – peanut butter, jelly, crackers, granola bars, trailmix, dried fruits
Comfort/stress food – whatever thatis for your family! Typically cookiesor treats, instant coffee, tea bags
Special food for infants— baby food, cereals,breast milk, formula
If power fails, pumped breast milkmay not remain frozen or may beinaccessible. Nursing mothers shouldhave a contingency plan for the feedingof their baby in case they are separatedfrom their infant.
Special food for the elderlyor people with allergies asrequired
Non-perishable pet food
Preparation and eatingsupplies:
manual can-opener
paper plates/plastic utensils (to avoidneeding wash water), or mess kits
cooking utensils
sterno, camp stove, or a charcoal orgas grill for outside use only
1 gallon per person per day
2 quarts for drinking/2 quarts forfood prep and sanitation. Don’tforget water for your pets!
Hot environments and intenseactivity can double the amounttypically needed.
Nursing mothers,children, and ill people will needmore than 2 quarts per day.
Store water
in sterile, plasticcontainers, such as soft drink bottles.
Avoid storing in bottles
that willdecompose or break such as milkcartons or glass bottles
Basic First Aid Manual
Epinephrine auto-injectiondevice
(This device should beobtained by anyone with a previoushistory of severe allergic reactions tobee stings, food, other environmentalallergies, etc.. Even if this device isself-administered, contact 911 asearly as possible to ensure positivepatient outcome.)
Sterile adhesive bandages
in assorted sizes
2 and 4 inch sterile gauzepads
(4-6 each)
Hypoallergenicadhesive tape
Triangular bandages
2 and 3-inch sterile rollerbandages
(3 rolls)
Scissors and tweezers
Moistened towelettes
Tongue depressor
Petroleum jelly orother lubricant
Safety pins
(assorted sizes)
Cleansing agent/soap
Latex gloves
(2 pair)
Medicine dropper
Non-prescription drugs:
aspirin, non-aspirin pain reliever,anti-diarrhea medication, antacid,laxative, activated charcoal and syrupof Ipecac (use only if so advised bythe Poison Control Center)
Battery operated radioand extra batteries
Flashlights andextra batteries
Road map
for locating sheltersand
Signal flare and whistle
Non-electric can opener
Utility knife
Fire extinguisher
(small canister, ABC type)
Disaster Supply Kit
Prepare For AT LEAST 72 Hours

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