WeatherGuide Fayetteville 2011 : Page 28
It’s important to have your emergency supplies stocked and ready in the event of a weather emergency.
NOAA Weather Radio (extra batteries).
Three-day supply of non-perishable food for all family members. (Choose salt-free crackers, whole grain cereals, and canned foods with high liquid content. Include special dietary needs.Be sure to include a manual can opener.)
Three-day supply of water: 1 gallon of water per person, per day.
Portable, battery-powered radio or television and extra batteries.
Flashlight and extra batteries.
First aid kit and manual. Make sure it is fully stocked and nothing inside it is expired.
Sanitation and hygiene items.
Kitchen accessories and cooking utensils.
Special needs items, such as prescription medications, eye glasses, contact lens solutions, and hearing aid batteries.
Items for infants, such as formula, diapers, bottles and pacifiers.
Originals and copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies, credit and identification cards) stored in waterproof containers.
Cell phone with charger.
Family and emergency contact information.
Extra cash, in case ATMs are not working.
FEMA’s Tips on Water Storage for Emergencies
To prepare the safest and most reliable emergency supply of water, it is recommended you purchase commercially bottled water. If you are preparing your own containers of water:
Purchase food-grade water storage containers from surplus or camping supplies stores.
Before filling, thoroughly clean the containers with dishwashing soap and water, and rinse completely.
Don’t use plastic jugs or cardboard containers that have had milk or fruit juice in them. Milk protein and fruit sugars cannot be adequately removed from these containers and provide an environment for bacterial growth when water is stored in them. Cardboard containers also leak easily and are not designed for long-term storage of liquids.
Don’t use glass containers, because they can break and are heavy.
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