It is recommended that you have….
- One gallon of water per person per day; enough for at least three days (or as long as is suggested in your area). Water should be stored in unbreakable containers that you are able to handle.
- Non-perishable, high-energyfood supply, keeping in mind any dietary restrictions you have. Choose foods that are easy to store and carry.
- Basic utensils, including a manual can opener
- First aid and hygiene supplies (including toilet paper, moist wipes)
- Powerful flashlight and extra batteries, and some light sticks (candles are not recommended)
- Portable battery-powered radio or television and extra batteries
- Cell phone and extra battery
- Two-week supply (minimum) of your prescription drugs and other medicines.
- Clothing, rain gear and sturdy shoes
- Blanket or sleeping bag
- Cash, credit cards or traveler’s checks
- Phone numbers of relatives and friends, insurance agent, emergency numbers
- An easy-to-carry container, such as a backpack or duffel bag, to carry supplies in the event of evacuation.
This article is published by Care Corner Personal Services, an Assisting Hands Home Care company in association with IlluminAge • Copyright 2012, IlluminAge