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Be Prepared

We are exposed to a variety of natural and man-made hazards. The best defense against these are knowledge and preparedness. Here are some simple items you can put together that will help you be prepared.

Personal Items

  • Identification, Valuable Papers, Policies and Photographs in a Waterproof Container
  • Personal Hygiene Items; Soap, Deodorant, Shampoo, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Washcloth, Towels, Sanitary Items, etc.
  • Medication; Prescriptions, Aspirin and Antacids etc.
  • Specific Medical Information
  • Personal Aids; Eyeglasses, Hearing Aids, Canes, etc.
  • Infant Care Items; Diapers, Formula etc.
  • Sleeping Bag or Blanket, Sheet and Pillow
  • Change of Clothing
  • Rain-wear

Food and Water

  • Foods; Canned Goods and Nonperishable Foods that do not need cooking
  • Utensils; Manual Can Opener, Disposable Plates, Cups, Forks, Spoons, etc.
  • Drinking Water in Non-breakable Containers (One gallon per person/day)
  • Special Dietary Food (If required)
  • Portable Outdoor Camping Stove or Grill with Fuel Supply
  • Pet Food/Care Items

Other Items

  • First Aid Kit
  • Toolkit
  • Battery-operated Radio
  • Flashlight
  • Extra Batteries
  • Matches
  • Books, Magazines, Toys etc.
  • Waterproof Container for your all your items
  • Trash Bags

Courtesy of the MEMA website