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Being prepared for emergencies and disasters will help make it easier for you and your loved ones to recover. You can build a disaster supply kit, make a family plan, and make sure you have a way to stay informed during a disaster. You can search for more information on having a kit, a plan or how to stay informed through ready.gov

Build an Emergency Kit

Having a disaster supply kit is another important step in being prepared for an emergency or disaster. In the immediate aftermath of a disaster there will likely be limited access to everyday things such as gas stations, grocery stores, and banks. Power will likely be out and there may be limited access to water for drinking and sanitary purposes. So it’s important to think ahead about the items you may need to survive at home for 72 hours post event.

Basic Items Include:

• Water, one gallon of water per person per day
• Food, three day supply of non-perishable items
• Flashlight and extra batteries 
• Battery power AM/FM radio
• Manual can opener for food
• Cash, small denomination and coins
• Copies of important documents

 

Additional Items to Consider:

• Extra supply of medications
• Blankets and warm clothes for the winter months
• Infant formula and diapers
• Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
• Car charger for cell phone

For current forecast information visit the National Weather Service