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Build a Preparedness Kit

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A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation

  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food

  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both

  • Flashlight and extra batteries

  • Prescription and over the counter medications

  • First aid kit

  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation

  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

  • Comfort items for children like stuffed animals or games

  • Manual can opener for food

  • Local maps

  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter, or solar charger

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