May Wellness Activity -- Emergency Preparedness

May Wellness Activity
Are you prepared? 

We all hear this a lot lately … there must be a reason …

For the month of May, the Wellness Committee is focusing on emergency preparedness.  We are encouraging you to put together a basic emergency supply kit.   This sounds like a great idea!  Right? 

You ask … what do I put in a basic emergency supply kit?

  • At least one gallon of water per person, per day, for at least three days
  • Food – at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA weather radio (don’t forget those extra batteries!)
  • Flashlight – and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties to dispose of human waste
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Can opener for food (if you put canned food in your kit)
  • Local maps

Additional items you may want to include:

Prescription medications, glasses, infant formula and diapers, pet food and extra water for your pet, import family documents, cash or traveler’s checks and change, emergency reference materials, sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person, complete change of clothes (considering all types of clothing), household chlorine bleach, fire extinguisher, matches, feminine hygiene supplies, mess kits, paper cups and plates and utensils, paper towels, paper and pencil, and if you have children – games or other items to occupy their time.

For more information:  www.ready.gov – FEMA website