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In Case of Emergency

Create a personal safety net by organizing these 50 items into go-to kits in case of natural disaster – be it hurricane, earthquake, fire or flood.  Use this checklist to start stockpiling the necessities you shouldn’t be without. FIRST-AID KIT Tailor this kit to your specific needs.  Check  expiration dates every six months, resupplying when necessary. Prescription medications/equipment (14-day supply) Sterile gloves (2 pairs) Sterile dressings, adhesive bandages Multipurpose pocket knife Soap Antibiotic ointment Burn ointment Eyewash for flushing contaminants Thermometer Aspirin/pain reliever Antacid Anti-diarrhea medication Laxative Sanitation items (toilet paper,  plastic bags, hand sanitizer) Toothbrushes, toothpaste Hearing aids with extra batteries. Spare glasses, contact lenses.   Ready-to-Go Container In case of an evacuation, pack these important items along with your first-aid kit and essential papers. One gallon of water per person, per day (3 -day supply) * Food:  nonperishable, ready-to-eat items; pet food (3-day supply)* Whistle Battery-powered or hand-crank radio Flashlight Extra batteries Spare cellphone chargers Extra set car … Read entire post »

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