Supplies kit, disaster (cont.)

SANITATION

  • Toilet paper, towelettes*
  • Soap, liquid detergent*
  • Feminine supplies*
  • Personal hygiene items*
  • Plastic garbage bags, ties (for personal sanitation uses)
  • Plastic bucket with tight lid
  • Disinfectant
  • Household chlorine bleach

CLOTHING & BEDDING

* Include at least one complete change of clothing and footwear per person.

  • Sturdy shoes or work boots*
  • Hat and gloves
  • Rain gear*
  • Thermal underwear
  • Blankets or sleeping bags*
  • Sunglasses

SPECIAL ITEMS

Remember family members with special needs, such as infants and elderly or disabled persons.

For Baby*:

  • Formula
  • Diapers
  • Bottles
  • Powdered milk
  • Medications

For Adults*:

  • Heart and high blood pressure medication
  • Insulin
  • Prescription drugs
  • Denture needs
  • Contact lenses and supplies
  • Extra eye glasses
  • Entertainment: games and books.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

Keep these records in a waterproof, portable container:

  • Will, insurance policies, contracts, deeds, stocks and bonds
  • Passports, social security cards, immunization records
  • Bank account numbers
  • Credit card account numbers and companies
  • Inventory of valuable household goods, important telephone numbers
  • Family records (birth, marriage, death certificates)

SUGGESTIONS AND REMINDERS

  • Store your kit in a convenient place known to all family members. Keep a smaller version of the Disaster Supplies Kit in the trunk of your car.
  • Keep items in air-tight plastic bags.
  • Change your stored water supply every six months so it stays fresh.
  • Rotate 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.


Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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