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Old 09-19-09, 06:41 AM   #1
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Default Be Prepared Part II

We are now more than half way through National Preparedness Month, and we hope that you are taking some time to be sure that you are prepared for disasters. Once a disaster has struck is the wrong time to learn that you, your family, or friends are not prepared. Preparing personal and family disaster kits in advance helps make sure that you have what you need, and don't get caught off guard. This may seem like a simple thing to do, but it is often times disregarded, leaving people unprepared. Take a few minutes and get your personal kit up to date, and help a friend or family member do the same. Wondering what you should have in your kit? The Department of Homeland Security Ready Campaign recommends that a basic emergency supply kit include the following:

· One gallon of water per person per day, for three days – remember to include enough for your pets, too

· At least a three-day supply of non-perishable food. Select foods that require no refrigeration, preparation or cooking and little or no water and choose foods your family will eat: ready-to-eat canned meats, peanut butter, protein or fruit bars, dry cereal or granola. Also pack a manual can opener and eating utensils.

· Battery-powered or hand crank AM/FM radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both

· Flashlight and extra batteries

· First aid kit

· 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

· Local maps

The Ready Campaign also encourages an individual to think about the special needs of family members:

· Prescription medications and glasses

· Infant formula and diapers

· Pet food, extra water for your pet, leash and collar

· Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container

· Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children
We encourage you to visit Get A Kit to download a free emergency supply checklist and get additional ideas.

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