Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tornado Supply Check list...

It is tornado season! These are some of the things you might want to stock in your storm shelter now. If you do not have a storm shelter you might want to pack as much of this stuff as you can in a sturdy plastic container.

A supply of water (one gallon per person per day). Store water in sealed, unbreakable containers. Identify the storage date and replace every six months.
My friend Linda says she puts a roll of toilet paper and some snack bars inside a gallon glass jar, so she can take out the toilet paper and snack bars and use the gallon glass jar for a restroom if needed. She say it has to be glass to contain the odor.
  • A supply of non-perishable packaged or canned food and a non-electric can opener.
  • A change of clothing, rain gear and sturdy shoes.
  • Blankets or sleeping bags.
  • A first aid kit and prescription medications.
  • An extra pair of glasses.
  • A battery-powered radio, flashlight and plenty of extra batteries.
  • Credit cards and cash.
  • An extra set of car keys.
  • A list of family physicians.
  • A list of phone numbers for relatives, neighbors, your schools, and utility companies, and photos and descriptions of your family should you be separated.
  • A list of important family information; the style and serial number of medical devices such as pacemakers.
  • Special items for infants, elderly or disabled family members.
  • Don’t forget your pets. Canned pet food and water, sturdy leashes, harnesses or carriers, current photos of the pets and a litter box with litter.
  • A five-day supply of non-perishable food, bottled water and any prescription medications is recommended for your storm shelter/safe room.
    Also make plans with your family members and friends to have an emergency plan to be able to find each other if an emergency hits.
    On its website, Ready.gov, the Federal Emergency Management Agency says to obtain information after a disaster by watching TV, listening to the radio or checking the Internet often for information or official instruction as it becomes available.

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