National Preparedness Month- Make a Kit
The second week of National Preparedness is all about building a kit. In case of an emergency, such as a flood, it’s important to have vital items that can assist you and your family in any event. Below, I’ve made a list of the most important items to put in your families’ emergency kit as suggested by Ready.gov.
- Water- You should have one gallon per person for several days.
- Food- It’s a good idea to have three days worth of nonperishable foods.
- Battery powered radio- In case of an emergency, it’s important to be able to know what’s going on and what experts are recommending.
- First Aid Kit
- Extra Batteries
- Whistle- A whistle can be used to signal help if you or your family is stuck
- Prescription Medicine
- Pet food
- Important family documents (birth certificates, social security cards, any insurance information, etc.)
There are more items to consider to add to your Emergency Kit can be found on Ready.gov. Remember to keep the kit in a designated area so you can find it quickly if needed. Make sure to keep it in a dry, cool place.