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Here are a few tips to help you and your family prepare if and when a disaster would occur: To prepare your kit: Place supplies you'd most likely need for an evacuation in an easy-to-carry container. - Store your kit in a convenient place for everyone. - Keep items in air tight plastic bags. - Change your stored water supply and rotate stored food every six months. Water: Store in plastic containers (i.e. soft drink bottles). Keep at least a three-day supply of water for each person in your household. Food: You'll want to store at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food. Select foods that don't require refrigeration, preparation or cooking and little or no water. The following foods could be ideal: ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables; canned juices; food for infants and elderly; snack foods. First Aid Kit: Assemble a kit for your home and one for each car to include: bandages (assorted sizes), gauze pads, hypoallergenic adhesive tape, roller bandages, scissors, tweezers, moistened towelettes, thermometer; aspirin; antacid. Tools and supplies: Paper cups, plates and plastic utensils; battery operated radio and extra batteries; flashlight, fire extinguisher; toilet paper; personal hygiene items; disinfectant. Clothing and Bedding: Sturdy shoes or work boots; blankets or sleeping bags; thermal underwear; hat and gloves. ________________________________________ CREATE A FAMILY DISASTER PLAN Contact your local emergency management or local Red Cross chapter and find out which disasters are most likely to occur in your community. Meet with your family to discuss how they can prepare and responds to a disaster; discuss what to do if you need to evacuate. Plan how your family will stay in contact if you become separated. Choose a location a safe distance from your home. Another location could be a place outside your neighborhood in case you can't return home. If you follow these simple steps, you and your family can be at ease.



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Created at 10/26/2012 3:32 PM by Kenhorst
Last modified at 10/26/2012 3:35 PM by Kenhorst