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about emergency food. Other Cups/utensils/cooking tools Crank radio/light Cash (up to 3 weeks), and credit card/quarters Clothing (including socks, and underwear)/gloves/hats/rain jacket Medicine (including prescriptions 1 week.) CPR shield Sunscreen Bug repellant Tweezers Snake bite kit Rope Shovel Hatchet/axe Diapers/wipes Maps Sanitary water Portable toilet Tarp tent Phone numbers Scriptures/hymn book/patriarchal blessings Paper/pen Entertainment Save important data: Securing important information is an important part of your emergency preparedness plan. Photos or journal entries, important legal and informational documents, or irreplaceable data files for your computer programs. These are commonly destroyed by natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, and tornados. These items can also be stolen or lost due to a house fire or computer malfunction. With current technology, many pieces of our lives can be easily converted to a digital format. We encourage you to back up this information immediately and often as new
And changed files are added. Keep backups and originals in different locations. There are four methods you can use to back up your data: USB Flash Drive, CD/DVD, External Hard Drive, and an online backup service. It is good to use more than one of these backup sources. Also, keep a paper copy of all important documents in your 72 hr. kit. Our family emergency plan In case of…. An emergency which we drive away from (flood): An emergency we walk away from (fire): Fire plan: make sure to practice!: Extra supplies: Upstairs window ladder Fire extinguishers Working fire/carbon monoxide alarms Review basic safety Once we leave the house where will we meet?
Place your 72 hour kits strategically near an exit so they are easy to grab in a hurry. When you practice, assign certain family members to be in charge of grabbing the emergency kit. Practice turning off utilities (gas valves, etc.). Caution: Don't really turn off the gas. If you do the gas company will have to come out and turn it on again. A gas wrench is a useful tool for this. Practice other life-saving habits such as always leaving a pair of shoes, gloves and a flashlight or light stick at each person's bedside. Practice with time in mind. Try running through your disaster plan at least 4 times each year and adjust your plan according to the ages of family members. Other Things to Keep in Mind: Designate an out-of-town and an out-of-state contact person for your family to call in case you separate. Have emergency and contact numbers posted by a phone and have everyone memorize the phone numbers. Practice using first aid items.
Make a map of your home and include the following: Label every exit, including doors, windows, and hallways, which may become a potential fire escape. In every room, label the primary exit (usually a door or hallway) and a secondary exit (usually a window) in case the primary exit is blocked by smoke or flames. Label every room where a family member sleeps. Label the main shutoff valves of the gas, electricity, and water lines. Establish a safe meeting place outside the home so everyone can be accounted for. Practice your emergency evacuation plan No evacuation plan will work unless it is practiced on a regular basis. Involve everyone. It is important for everyone in the family to learn how to escape. You may even want to teach your children how to escape out of windows in case the door is unavailable to exit. A good Essential if your exit is through a second story window. You may want to arrange the furniture so a dresser or nightstand is under the window to make it easier to escape, especially through basement windows.
Tornado Safety Tips
Look & Listen for ...large hail, heavy rain, strong winds, frequent intense lightning ...bulge with a rotary motion at the base of the thunderstorm cloud ...loud roar like the sound of a jet or train. Seek Safe Shelter A basement is best. Otherwise choose ground-floor center rooms surrounded by other rooms. Never choose upstairs locations because tornados’ wind speeds increase with height above the ground. Choose rooms on the north and east sides of your shelter if no interior rooms are available. Stay near the innermost walls. Avoid rooms on the south and west, because tornados usually travel from southwest to northeast. Choose a small closet or bathroom, because small rooms are less susceptible to collapse. Take shelter within the bathtub if there are no glass tub enclosures or large mirrors nearby. How to Protect Yourself and Your Family Stay calm. Seek shelter IMMEDIATELY! Keep a portable TV/radio and flashlight in your shelter. Wear shoes to protect your feet from broken glass and other debris left by the storm. Protect head and chest- crouch, face to floor, hands behind head. Cover yourself with blankets, pillows or coats. Hide under sturdy furniture. Avoid candles, gas lanterns and oil lamps. In schools and offices: seek designated shelter in interior rooms or hallway's on ground floor, or lowest floor possible. Avoid auditoriums and gymnasiums. In shopping malls, seek the smaller interior shops on the ground floor. In shopping centers, avoid large open rooms as well as the south and west walls. Evacuate mobile homes and vehicles! Seek shelter in substantial structure, ditch or culvert. A good rule of thumb is to put as many walls and floors as possible between you and the tornado. · Conduct tornado drills each tornado season. · Designate an area in the home as a shelter, and practice having everyone in the family go there in response to a tornado threat. Flash flood safety tips
. Flash Flood Watch A flash flood watch is issued when conditions are right for heavy rains to cause flooding. Flash flooding occurs when water rises a great deal over a short amount of time. During a watch you can continue with normal activities, but be alert for possible flash flooding. Be ready to take action or flee to higher ground if a warning is issued or if you see flooding start. B. Flash Flood Warning A flash flood warning is issued when flooding is imminent or happening. When a flood warning is issued, act immediately to ensure your safety and move to higher ground. C. Important things to remember: Get out of areas subject to flooding. Avoid streams, creeks, washes, canyons, low spots and bridges. Don't try to cross flooded areas where water is flowing quickly or where you don't know the depth of the water.
If you are in a vehicle and stall in flood water, abandon the vehicle immediately to seek higher ground. Rapidly rising and moving water can engulf a vehicle and sweep it away. A majority of flash flood fatalities are vehicle related. When camping, avoid pitching camp or parking your vehicle along a stream or a wash. If camping in a low area, plan an escape route if flooding threatens. Use extra caution at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.
TOTAL (for this item)
feminine supplies deodorant clean air masks hair bands (2 per person) toothbrushes toothpaste brush comb Space blanket Tea light Candle (5per kit) wipes Can opener Water purifying bottle (100 g) Hand sanitizer Basic first aid kit (37 pc) Matches Shampoo/body wash Plastic garbage bags Knife/small tools Sewing kit TP 5 in 1 whistle Crank Flashlight/radio/charger Multi-vit’s 3,600Whole food bars (1per person/kit) 3 fruit leather 3 hard candy
$.30 each $.39 each $.75 each $.10 each $.16 each $.30 each $.23 each $.11 each $1.25 each $.30 each $ .25 each $.50 each $16.50 each $.56 each $1.17 each $.30 each $.52 each $.10 each $3 each $.30 each $.10 each $1 each $16.95each $.10/person $6.95 $1each $.10 each
This is an article that is from the 2009 October ensign in the “random sampler” section on page70 about emergency food.
-The whole thing (kit+1person):$53.29+11.53$/additional person -kit minus water purifier, and crank radio/flashlight/charger, and whole food bars: $12.89 (+$4.54 per person)
Family composition (i.e. 3girls 2 boys): Grand total:
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