Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Hurricane Go-Kit

“There isn't much wrong with most of those summerhouses that a really good hurricane wouldn't cure [and] when it comes it may do for the Hamptons what Mrs O'Leary's cow did for Chicago.”
- Peter Blake
One way to prepare for Hurricane Season is to make or update your go-kits. This is a 3-day supply of food, water, clothing and more that you can grab as you leave the house and flee a disaster.

Here’s a short list of basic recommended items for a go-kit:
  • Contact information; and important documents http://www.ready.gov/america/_downloads/familyemergencyplan.pdf
  • Water--at least one gallon per person per day for at least three days.
  • Food--at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food.
  • Can-opener.
  • Cash--ATMs and credit card readers might be out. Have small bills to make change.
  • Prescription medications and glasses.
  • Radio: battery-powered or hand crank.
  • Flashlight: battery-powered or hand crank.
  • Extra batteries.
  • First aid kit
  • Charged cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger.
  • Moist towelettes, toothbrush for hygeine
  • Garbage/ziploc bags personal sanitation.
  • Local maps.
Bottom Line

Here are some recommended sites for go-kits

http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/assemble_disaster_supplies_kit.shtm

http://www.redcross.org/portal/site/en/menuitem.53fabf6cc033f17a2b1ecfbf43181aa0/?vgnextoid=537b218c37752210VgnVCM10000089f0870aRCRD&currPage=e507d7aada352210VgnVCM10000089f0870aRCRD

http://www.redcrossstore.org/Shopper/Product.aspx?UniqueItemId=36

http://www.co.colfax.nm.us/download/fire/PREPARING%20A%2072%20HOUR.pdf

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