How to Get Everything You Need to Be Ready for an Emergency.

Arre You Ready?

How to Get Everything You Need to Be Ready for an Emergency.

What would you do if you knew that next Tuesday a Natural Disaster was going to knock out all your utilities?

No Electric. No Gas. No Safe Water. Maybe no Sewer or Gasoline.

How would you and your family stay comfortable, keep food fresh, eat, learn of the news, and function in the dark?

Do you think you might get ready by next Tuesday?

Unfortunately, natural and man made disasters don't come with very much warning.

The sad fact is....

Most of us don't have a plan A, let alone plan B,C,D.

Most of us don't prepare for an emergency and suffer the consequences.

Here is a quick guide to help you get ready.

Make a READY TO GO kit. This is a kit with everything you will need to take if you have to LEAVE Home in a hurry.

FEMA suggests the following items be included in your basic disaster supplies kit:

• Three-day supply of non-perishable food.

• Three-day supply of water – one gallon of water per person, per day.

• Portable, battery-powered radio or television and extra batteries.

• Flashlight and extra batteries.

• First aid kit and manual.

• Sanitation and hygiene items (moist towelettes and toilet paper).

• Matches and waterproof container.

• Whistle.

• Extra clothing. Including a rain poncho.

• Emergency Blanket.

• A pair of work gloves.

• Kitchen accessories and cooking utensils, including a can opener.

• Energy Bars (high caloric)

• Photocopies of credit and identification cards.

• Cash and coins.

• Special needs items, such as prescription medications, eye glasses, contact lens solutions, and hearing aid batteries.

• Items for infants, such as formula, diapers, bottles, and pacifiers.

• Other items to meet your unique family needs.

If you live in a cold climate, you must think about warmth. It is possible that you will not have heat. Think about your clothing and bedding supplies. Be sure to include one complete change of clothing and shoes per person, including:

• Jacket or coat.

• Long pants.

• Long sleeve shirt.

• Sturdy shoes.

• Hat, mittens, and scarf.

• Sleeping bag or warm blanket (per person).

Be sure to account for growing children and other family changes.

Make a READY TO STAY Kit. This is the kit with the things you will need if you have to STAY Home for a few days.

The READY TO STAY kit has all of the above, plus...

•Three gallons of water for each family member. Be prepared to take the water you have stored for your STAY AT HOME kit.

•Canned food and snacks for at least three days and a manual can opener

•Pet food and supplies for three days.

•Toilet paper.

•Non-scented bleach.

•Blankets.

•Books and games to keep busy.

•Paper and pencils.

Keep extra water. Pick up a little at a time at the store every time you go. You should have one gallon per person per day, for 3 days.

Make kits for HOME, WORK, and all your CARS.

Use strong, durable bags for you kits and mark, on the bag, the date you packed them.

Get a water filter and know how to purify water.

If you will need a ride, ask someone ahead of time.

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