lunes, 19 de agosto de 2013

Emergency Supplies|Hurricanes

Emergency Supplies|Hurricanes

Hurricane Preparedness: Emergency Supplies


  • Stock your home with emergency supplies that you and your family may need during the emergency period.
  • Make sure that you have at least a 3-5 day supply of non-perishable food and water.
  • Include prescription medications, baby supplies and any additional items for special medical needs.
  • Place an emergency kit in your car.
Learn more: Key Facts about Hurricane Readiness
You should stock your home with supplies that may be needed during the emergency period. At a minimum, these supplies should include:
  • Several clean containers for water, large enough for a 3-5 day supply of water (about five gallons for each person).
  • A 3-5 day supply of non-perishable food.
  • A first aid kit and manual.
  • A battery-powered radio, flashlights, and extra batteries.
  • Sleeping bags or extra blankets.
  • Water-purifying supplies, such as chlorine or iodine tablets or unscented, ordinary household chlorine bleach.
  • Prescription medicines and special medical needs.
  • Baby food and/or prepared formula, diapers, and other baby supplies.
  • Disposable cleaning cloths, such as "baby wipes" for the whole family to use in case bathing facilities are not available.
  • Personal hygiene supplies, such as soap, toothpaste, sanitary napkins, etc.
  • An emergency kit for your car with food, flares, booster cables, maps, tools, a first aid kit, fire extinguisher, sleeping bags, etc.
You can find more information on emergency plans and supply kits at READY.GOVExternal Web Site Icon .
Next: Hurricane Preparedness: Make a Plan

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