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Get a KIT!

kitHere at the Chapter, we recommend that EVERYONE make or purchase an Emergency Preparedness kit with at least 3 days worth essential supplies.

Essential Items include: water (1 GALLON per person per day), nonperishable food, a flashlight, a battery operated radio, extra batteries, a manual can opener, cash and important medication.

It is important that you keep these items in a sturdy and easy to carry container.  Although, we stress how important it is to have kits before hurricana season, it is also necessary to maintain these kits throughout the year, as there are a variety of disasters that can impact Florida (floods, wildfires, tornadoes, to name a few)! You should check your kit every six months and replace expired items.

Families and individuals that have an emergency preparedness kit have reported to “feel more confident in their ability to help themselves in a disaster situation until help arrives.” Not only are they better prepared for themselves, but they are more likely to help their neighbors as well!

To download a full lis of emergency supplies and create a personalized shopping list, visit here or pick up the 2009 Hurricane Survival Guide for local information!


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This entry was posted on September 3, 2009 by in Preparedness.

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