Household Readiness Kit
Are you prepared for an ice storm or blizzard?. Have a household readiness kit in the event of any unexpected disruption to services. This kit should contain all the supplies you would need to be self-sufficient for up to 72 hours for each family member. Store the supplies in an easy-to-carry containers such as a backpack or duffel bag.
- A supply of water (one gallon per person per day). Store water in sealed, unbreakable containers. Identify the storage date and replace every six months.
- A supply of non-perishable packaged or canned food and a non-electric can opener.
- A change of clothing, rain gear and sturdy shoes/boots.
- Blankets or sleeping bags.
- A first aid kit and prescription medications.
- An extra pair of glasses.
- A battery-powered radio, flashlight and plenty of extra batteries.
- Credit cards and cash.
- An extra set of car keys.
- A list of family physicians.
- A list of important family information; the style and serial number of medical devices such as pacemakers.
- Special items for infants, elderly or disabled family members.
- A full tank of gas per car.
- Alternative cooking and heating sources.
Change all the batteries for smoke and CO detectors prior to the first of the year.