The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommends that all Americans have some basic supplies on hand in order to survive for at least three days if an emergency occurs. It is recommended that the Ready Kit should be assembled well in advance of an emergency.
The concept is to be able to survive for at least 72 hours until local officials and relief workers arrive on the scene. The disaster could be wide-spread and involve a lot of people that makes it difficult for relief workers to reach everyone immediately.
Water, one gallon per person per day for at least three days
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 and extra batteries for both
Flashlight and extra batteries
First aid kit
Medications (prescription and basic)
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 and plastic ties for personal sanitation
Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
Manual can opener for food
Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
Family and emergency contact information
Pet supplies if necessary
Click here for a print version of this list and additional items to consider adding to an emergency ready kit. The American Red Cross has a suggested list for first aid kits and has other items available for purchase at their online store.
Author:Ana Festa Phone: 860-578-2623 Dated: December 29th 2015 Views: 578 About Ana: ...
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