Prepare For Emergencies

Preparing before an emergency is ALWAYS a good decision. Being prepared is a way to help you help yourself. Equip yourself with the proper supplies to weather a crisis in the event of a disaster. Keep your supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you need to evacuate. Once you take a look at the basicitems suggested below, be sure to consider what unique needs your family may have, such as supplies for pets, seniors, etc.

Basic supply list:

  1. Water - one gallon per person per day.
  2. Food - non-perishable items that are easy to prepare
  3. Flashlight
  4. Batteries
  5. Battery powered or hand-rank radio
  6. Medications and medical items
  7. First Aid Kit
  8. Multi-purpose tool
  9. Personal hygiene items
  10. Copies of personal documents (medical information, proof of address, home deed/lease, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
  11. Cell phone with charging chords
  12. Emergency and family contact information
  13. Cash
  14. Emergency blanket
  15. Candles and matches
  16. Maps of the area

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so that you can do something about it now.”   Alan Lakein