Build a Basic Emergency Supply Kit

Family-Safety-Update-Dan's-Wellness-Pharmacy-Newsletter-March-2016You probably already have a first-aid kit in your home (and you should keep one in your car, as well).  But have you created a basic emergency supply kit for your family?  The Federal Emergency Management Agency suggests stocking your kit with the following:

  • Water, one gallon per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand-crack radio and a NOAA weather radio with tone alert (and extra batteries for both)
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First-aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air, along with plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter in place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food).

–Source:  Federal Emergency Management Agency