Personal preparedness is vital to helping reduce the impact to families and individuals during natural or man-made disasters. Please review the guidance below and visit the links to strengthen your personal and family preparedness kits and plans and review ways to stay informed before and during disasters.
Making a Kit
Emergency kits should provide each family member with enough food and water for 48-72 hours.
Foods should be “shelf stable” and not require refrigeration.
If someone has food allergies make sure to avoid cross contact in the kit
The rule of thumb for water is 1 gallon of water, per person, per day. Special consideration should be given to water for hygiene and for making bottles for infants.
1 Gallon (fluid) = 128 ounces (fluid)
128 ounces = 16 – 8oz. Bottles
4 bottles/day = 4 days of water for bottles only
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