Be Prepared for Disaster

Be Prepared For Disaster

The Basic Home Maintenance Series

When disaster strikes are you prepared? We believe it’s our duty to help make sure you are.

How often? Yearly

When? Winter

Estimated Cost? $100.00

Time Commitment? 1 Hour

A yearly check to make sure your items are up to date and have been stored properly.

  1. One gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  2. At least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  3. Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
  4. Flashlight
  5. First aid kit
  6. Extra batteries
  7. Whistle to signal for help
  8. Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  9. Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  10. Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  11. Manual can opener for food
  12. Local maps (cell service may not be available)
  13. Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery
  14. Prescription medications
  15. Non-prescription medications such as pain relievers, anti-diarrhea medication, antacids or laxatives
  16. Glasses and contact lense solution
  17. Infant formula, bottles, diapers, wipes, diaper rash cream
  18. Pet food and extra water for your pet
  19. Cash or traveler’s checks
  20. Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records saved electronically or in a waterproof, portable container
  21. Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
  22. Complete change of clothing appropriate for your climate and sturdy shoes
  23. Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper to disinfect water
  24. Fire extinguisher
  25. Matches in a waterproof container
  26. Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  27. Mess kits, paper cups, plates, paper towels and plastic utensils
  28. Paper and pencil
  29. Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children

It also helps to make a plan for you and your family.

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