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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.
F
OOD
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
 Vitamins
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
Note:
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
 W
 ATER 
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
F
IRST
 A
ID
IT
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
(3)
2 and 3-inch sterile rollerbandages
(3 rolls)
Scissors and tweezers
Needle
Moistened towelettes
 Antiseptic
Thermometer
Tongue depressor
(2)
Petroleum jelly orother lubricant
Safety pins
(assorted sizes)
Cleansing agent/soap
Latex gloves
(2 pair)
Medicine dropper
Sunscreen
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)
T
OOLSAND
S
UPPLIES
Battery operated radioand extra batteries
Flashlights andextra batteries
Road map
for locating sheltersand
compass
Signal flare and whistle
Non-electric can opener
Utility knife
Fire extinguisher
(small canister, ABC type)
Pliers
Disaster Supply Kit
Prepare For AT LEAST 72 Hours
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