THE 13 THINGS YOU NEED IN A DISASTER KIT:

September 12, 2018


Hurricane Florence is expected to slam the East Coast later this week, so it's a good time to talk about disaster kits.

A new survey found two-thirds of homeowners don't feel prepared for a natural disaster....60% don't have a plan in place....and 45% don't know what kind of supplies they should have on hand.


So here are the 13 basic things every disaster kit should have:

- Water (at least three gallons per person)
- Three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Flashlight
- Portable radio to listen for updates
- Extra batteries
- First aid kit
- A whistle in case you need to signal for help
- Dust masks
- Plastic sheeting and duct tape
- Sanitation supplies (like garbage bags and moist towelettes)
- A wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Manual can opener
- At least one map of the area, in case your GPS goes out.



A few OTHER good things to think about are:  an extra pair of glasses....an extra battery for your phone....food and water for your pets....extra blankets and clothes....matches or a lighter....a fire extinguisher....and CASH.  

See more here..

And if you know there's a potential disaster coming, make sure you're stocked up on any prescription meds you might need.   Stay Safe!!


 

(Ready.gov / PR Newswire)