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    The Weather Channel suggests getting these items together to help protect your family in emergency situations

    Water

    • 3 gallons/person, minimum, in a food-grade, plastic container
    • Additional water for sanitation

    Food
    Minimum three-day supply of non-perishable food that requires no refrigeration or preparation and little or no water.

    • Dry cereal
    • Peanut butter
    • Canned fruits
    • Canned vegetables
    • Canned juice
    • Ready-to-eat canned meats
    • Ready-to-eat soups (not concentrated)
    • Quick energy snacks, graham crackers

    First Aid Kit
    Create one for your home and one for each car.

    • Scissors
    • Thermometer
    • Tweezers
    • Needle
    • Sunscreen
    • Cleansing agent/soap
    • Latex gloves (2 pairs)
    • Tongue blades (2)
    • Moistened towelettes
    • Assorted sizes of safety pins
    • 2" sterile gauze pads (4-6)
    • 4" sterile gauze pads (4-6)
    • 2" sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)
    • 3" sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)
    • Triangular bandages (3)
    • Petroleum jelly or other lubricant
    • Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes

    Non-Prescription Drugs

    • Laxative
    • Anti-diarrhea medication
    • Aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever
    • Antacid (for stomach upset)
    • Activated charcoal (use if advised by the Poison Control Center)
    • Syrup of ipecac (use to induce vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center)

    Tools and Supplies
    Create one for your home and one for each car.

    • Whistle
    • Crowbar
    • Paper, pencil
    • Medicine dropper
    • Needles, thread
    • Signal flare
    • Assorted nails, wood screws
    • Plastic storage containers
    • Cash or traveler's checks, change
    • Tape, duct and plumber's tape or strap iron
    • Patch kit and can of seal-in-air for tires
    • Shut-off wrench, to turn off household gas and water
    • Aluminum foil
    • Plastic sheeting
    • Compass
    • Matches in a waterproof container
    • Pliers, screwdriver, hammer
    • Heavy cotton or hemp rope
    • Non-electric can opener, utility knife
    • Mess kits, or paper cups, plates and plastic utensils
    • Map of the area (for locating shelters)

    Sanitation

    • Disinfectant
    • Soap, liquid detergent
    • Feminine supplies
    • Toilet paper, towelettes, paper towels
    • Plastic garbage bags, ties (for personal sanitation uses)
    • Household chlorine bleach
    • Personal hygiene items
    • Plastic bucket with tight lid

    Clothing and Bedding

    • Sunglasses
    • Hat and gloves
    • Blankets or sleeping bags
    • One complete change of clothing and footwear per person
    • Rain gear
    • Sturdy shoes or work boots
    • Thermal underwear

    For Baby

    • Formula
    • Bottles
    • Powdered milk
    • Diapers
    • Medication

    For Pets

    • Food
    • Leash, harness or carrier
    • Records of vaccinations
    • Non-tippable food and water containers

    Important Family Documents

    • Important telephone numbers
    • Record of bank account numbers
    • Family records (birth, marriage, death certificates)
    • Inventory of valuable household goods
    • Copy of will, insurance policies, contracts, deeds, stocks and bonds
    • Record of credit card account numbers and companies
    • Copy of passports, social security cards, immunization records

    Family Medical Needs

    • Insulin
    • Prescription drugs
    • Denture needs
    • Extra eye glasses
    • Contact lenses and supplies
    • Heart and high blood pressure medication

    Entertainment

    • Games and books

    Source: The Weaher Channel