Be Prepared!

Be Prepared!

Would you be ready if disaster struck? We have seen disaster strike again and again this year, and while we cannot prevent it, we can be prepared. If you only have a moment's notice to evacuate, having a bag ready to grab can make all the difference. The Department of Homeland Security recommends having at least enough food, water and supplies to last 72 hours. Having your kit easily accessible is important to remember, and we recommend designating the top shelf in the entrance closet or garage. What to include: Water - one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation Food - at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert Flashlight First aid kit Extra batteries Whistle to signal for help Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place Moist towelettes, garbage bags...
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