DES Preparedness Tips

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Stillwater County DES Office
Thursday, September 19, 2019
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The Stillwater County Disaster and Emergency Services office recommends the following emergency kit items:

BASIC EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT

•Water: one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation

•Food: at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food

•Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both

•Flashlight and extra batteries

•First Aid Kit

•Whistle to signal for help

•Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to keep shelter-in-place

•Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation

•Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

•Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)

•Local maps

ADDING TO AN EMERGENCY KIT

•Prescription medications and glasses

•Infant formula and diapers

•Pet food and extra water for your pet

•Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container

•Cash or traveler’s checks and change

•Emergency reference material such as a first aid book or information from www.ready.gov

•Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person. Consider additional bedding if you like in a cold-weather climate

•Complete change of clothing including a long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes. Consider additional clothing if you live in a cold-weather climate.

•Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper

•Fire Extinguisher

•Matches in a waterproof container

•Feminine supplies and person hygiene items

•Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils, paper towels

•Paper and pencil

•Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children

 

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