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Be ready for the storm with all the necessities

August 6, 2014 - 12:05am

The following list of supplies are suggested by Civil Defense, the American Red Cross and other emergency aid agencies as the minimum that should be kept in a safe and close location. Check and replace items as needed.

Home Survival Kit:

  • Water, a three-day supply at 1 gallon per person per day
  • Nonperishable foods
  • Flashlight, with extra batteries
  • Portable radio, with extra batteries
  • Lantern, with extra fuel and mantles
  • Candles
  • Matches or lighters, in a waterproof container
  • Hibachi or barbecue, with charcoal and lighter
  • Can opener, nonelectric
  • Leatherman or similar type multitool
  • First-aid kit
  • Household chlorine bleach
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Personal hygiene supplies
  • Extra prescription medications, including an extra pair of prescription eyeglasses
  • Sleeping bags or blankets and tent
  • Change of clothing and extra shoes or boots for each family member
  • Pet food
  • Ice chest, blue-ice packs in household freezer
  • Disposable plates, napkins, kitchen utensils, paper towels, etc.
  • Extra plastibags
  • Several rolls of duct or heavy-duty masking tape
  • Cash
  • Extra set of car keys
  • Pens and pencils
  • A map
  • List of family physicians and their phone numbers
  • Copies of personal identification, proof of residency
  • One photo of each family member in case of separation.