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Have You Checked Your Emergency Toolkit? | Basic Supply List To Help You Survive A Disaster

9/10/2020 (Permalink)

We’ve reached Week 2 of National Preparedness Month! This week we will focus on building a Disaster kit. If you haven’t assembled a tool kit, you should consider creating one, and fast! According to III.org, September is the most common month for hurricanes in the United States. Luckily, Hurricane Laura wasn’t able to reach Maryland; However, we are still vulnerable to wreckings of natural disasters. Thunderstorms and high winds are inevitable in the late summer season, which means there is a higher chance that you might experience a power outage or other damaging inconveniences. Below, we suggest some items to keep in your toolkit to help deal with a disaster.

Basic Survival Kit Supply List 

  • Plastic container to store all your items
  • Enough water bottles and Nonparchiable food for the household to last you 3 days
  • Portable charger (solar panel options are highly recommended)
  • Extra batteries
  • Fully stocked first aid kit
  • Local Map
  • Glowsticks (Highly recommended if you have kids, a good way to keep them entertained)
  • Battery-powered fan
  • Fire Extinguisher 
  • Blanket or Sleeping bag
  • 4-1 Emergency Tool Kit
  • Sanitary Wipes
  • Feminine supplies and other hygiene items
  • Your favorite source of entertainment!

Now, these are just common items that we recommend to the general public, but we encourage everyone to customize their toolkit to best fit their household. Consider the unique needs of your family members, such as the elderly, infants, or pets. Lastly, we recommend that you check your toolkit periodically, to make sure you have the necessary tools to face an unexpected power outage. For more information please visit https://www.ready.gov/kit 

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