Monday, April 12, 2010

Emergency Preparedness Step 1- 72 hour kits

In light of all the earthquakes that have happened already this year it got me thinking. It's really time to get our acts together. Coincidently I happened to pick up our county EP calendar and low and behold there was a great layout of plans and advice on being prepared in case of disaster. The first bit of advice they offer is to create a family distaster plan. Under that heading #1 on the list is to create a distaster supply kit with enough food, water and clothing to last at least 3 days. Include in that a first aide kit and medicines you regularly take. It is recommended that this kit be portable so the best way to approach this is to create a backpack, 5 gallon bucket kit, or some other portable set up so each member of the family can help carry if you need to leave your home for any reason. Here are a couple of links that can help you get started.

I hope we can all get prepared as you never know what's coming and we will make it easier for the emergency responders to help those who aren't able to, such as the elderly and infirm.

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