In an emergency you will need some basic supplies. What do you require to ensure special needs are met?
Steps towards being prepared for an emergency:
Create a ‘go bag’ in case you have to evacuate your home
Consider the following items:
Battery powered radio and extra batteries
Flashlight with extra batteries
Emergency information, including insurance policies
A list of medications and correct dosage, and doctor’s names and numbers
Personal items such as toothbrushes, soap, extra eyeglasses, etc.
Cell phone and charger
First aid kit
Change of clothing
Books, cards or magazines to pass the time
Put aside a 3-day supply of food for your household
Balance - A balanced diet includes a variety of foods from each of the basic food groups. Include high energy foods (such as nuts and protein bars) and comfort foods (such as graham crackers or chocolate).
Usability - Choose items that don’t need to be cooled, heated, or need a lot of water. Examples include canned or dried meat, dry cereal, and canned vegetables. Make sure you have a manual can opener if you plan to use canned goods.
Shelf Life - Look at the expiration date listed on the food item. Use and replace foods before the expiration date.