June 9, 2023

Preparing – What to put in your Emergency Kit

The National Weather Service is predicting severe weather for the month of March.  Your emergency services would like to remind you to make sure you have an emergency kit ready.

BUILD A KIT, before you need it. After a major disaster the usual services we take for granted like running water, refrigeration, telephone and ATMs may not be available.

WATER: 1 gallon per person

RADIO:  Hand crank or battery powered

CLOTHES:  Change of clothes, jacket & blanket

FOOD: Canned goods, crackers, energy or granola bars

FIRST AID KIT:  Gloves, antiseptic, ointment, bandages & gauze

HYGIENE BASICS:  Toilet paper, soap, toothbrush, hand sanitizer & garbage bags

FLASHLIGHT: Have more than one and have spare batteries

TOOLS:  Wrench, pliers, can opener, whistle, paper and pencil

DOCUMENTS: Insurance, social security & medical information

MONEY: Cash in $1 denominations (others may not have change)

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