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Disaster Supplies Kit!! This list should include all items you may need in the event you have to relocate to a shelter or evacuate the island. Supplies should be sorted in sturdy, easy to carry containers such as duffel bags, backpacks or covered garbage containers.!!
Store water in plastic containers such as soft drink bottles. Avoid using containers that will decompose or break, such as milk cartons or glass bottles. A normally active person needs to drink at least two quarts of water each day. Hot environments and intense physical activity can double that amount. Children, nursing mothers, and ill people will need more.
Store one gallon of water per person per day.
Keep at least a three-day supply of water per person (two quarts for drinking, two quarts for each person in your household for food preparation/sanitation).*
Store at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food. Select foods that require no refrigeration, preparation or cooking, and little or no water. If you must heat food, pack a can of sterno. Select food items that are compact and lightweight.
Include a selection of the following foods in your Disaster Supplies Kit:
Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits, and vegetables
Staples (salt, sugar, pepper, spices, etc.)
First Aid Kit
Assemble a first aid kit for your home and one for each car.
(2) germicidal hand wipes or waterless alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
(2) pair large medical grade non-latex gloves.
CPR breathing barrier, such as a face shield.
Syrup of Ipecac (use to induce vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center)
Activated charcoal (use if advised by the Poison Control Center)
Tools and Supplies
Mess kits, or paper cups, plates, and plastic utensils*
Battery-operated radio and extra batteries*
Fire extinguisher: small canister ABC type
Shut-off wrench, to turn off household gas and water
Plastic garbage bags, ties (for personal sanitation uses)
Clothing and Bedding
*Include at least one complete change of clothing and footwear per person.
Remember family members with special requirements, such as infants and elderly or disabled persons
Heart and high blood pressure medication
Entertainment (based on the ages of family members)
Important Family Documents
Keep these records in a waterproof, portable container:
o Will, insurance policies, contracts deeds, stocks and bonds o Passports, social security cards, immunization records o Bank account numbers o Credit card account numbers and companies
Inventory of valuable household goods, important telephone numbers
Family records (birth, marriage, death certificates)
Store your kit in a convenient place known to all family members. Keep a smaller version of the supplies kit in the trunk of your car.
Keep items in airtight plastic bags. Change your stored water supply every six months so it stays fresh. Replace your stored food every six months. Re-think your kit and family needs at least once a year. Replace batteries, update clothes, etc.
Ask your physician or pharmacist about storing prescription medications.
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