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Disaster: a noun meaning

a sudden event, such as an accident or a natural catastrophe, that causes great damage or loss of life, an event or fact that has unfortunate consequences

synonyms: catastrophe, calamity, cataclysm, tragedy, act of God, holocaust, accident

Prepare a Disaster Supplies Kit

Put in a backpack or duffle bag. Leave near front/back door.

  • Water (1gal/person/day) Identify storage date. Replace in 6 mos.
  • Non-perishable packaged or canned food. Canned opener.
  • Change of clothing, rain gear, and sturdy shoes.
  • Blankets or sleeping bags.
  • First aid kit and prescription medications
  • Extra pair of glasses.
  • Radio, flashlight and extra batteries
  • Credit cards and cash
  • Extra set of car keys
  • List of doctors
  • List of important family information; style & serial number of medical devices
  • Special items for infants, elderly or disabled family members

Car Kit

Some of the above may be stored in the car.

  • Fire extinguisher
  • Booster cables
  • Battery-operated flashlight & radio / first aid kit and manual
  • Maps (remember you might not have cellphone use)
  • Shovels & flares
  • Tire repair kit and pump

Emergency Plan

  • Exit plan
  • Meeting place for family members near house and distant site
  • List of contacts, relatives, doctors.




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