8.04.2009

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...the National Hurricane Center


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Hang on boys and girls. This could get interesting.


As if my life weren't interesting enough. Whee. I'm off to Costco and the commissary. Around here, the first things to be cleared off the shelves are TP and beer. Go figure.


We need beer.


In actuality, here is the official "Disaster Supply Kit":



Water - at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days

Food - at least enough for 3 to 7 days
— non-perishable packaged or canned food / juices
— foods for infants or the elderly
— snack foods
— non-electric can opener
— cooking tools / fuel
— paper plates / plastic utensils

Blankets / Pillows, etc.

Clothing - seasonal / rain gear/ sturdy shoes

First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs

Special Items - for babies and the elderly

Toiletries / Hygiene items / Moisture wipes

Flashlight / Batteries

Radio - Battery operated and NOAA weather radio

Telephones - Fully charged cell phone with extra battery and a traditional (not cordless) telephone set

Cash (with some small bills) and Credit Cards - Banks and ATMs may not be available for extended periods

Keys

Toys, Books and Games

Important documents - in a waterproof container or watertight resealable plastic bag (insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.)

Tools - keep a set with you during the storm

Vehicle fuel tanks filled

Pet care items
— proper identification / immunization records / medications
— ample supply of food and water
— a carrier or cage
— muzzle and leash


I would also add into that list candles, matches/lighter, and ammunition. But that's just me.




Pau.




- hfs

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Want me to send the glock? I'm not allowed anywhere near it right now...
Carrie

Michelle said...

The muzzle and the cage can also be used on the children, right?