PREPARE A 72 HOUR KIT

Prepare a 72 hour kit

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As mentioned above it’s a good idea to have a prepared kit with everything that you need in case of a weather emergency. However, you should have a kit available for any type of emergency in case of some sort of natural disaster or other type of emergency occurs. In cases of a large disaster it may take some time for first responders to locate and reach isolated people. It’s a good idea to be prepared for this eventuality. The following items are recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, for a complete list, visit their website at emergency.cdc.gov/preparedness/kit/disasters/:

Water (1 gallon per person per day)

Food (stock up on non-perishable items that you eat regularly)

Medications (this includes prescription and non-prescription meds)

Tools and Supplies (utility knife, duct tape, battery powered radio, etc.)

Sanitation and Hygiene (household bleach, soap, towels, etc.)

Clothing and Bedding (a change of clothes for each family member and blankets)

Important documents (copies of your driver’s license, passport, and birth certificate to name a few)

First Aid supplies (you can use these supplies to treat basic cuts and lacerations that you might get during a tornado)