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DIY Emergency Kit. Are you prepared?

Do you and your family have an emergency preparedness kit ready in case of a disaster? Here are 7 amazing ideas on how to create a DIY emergency kit for your family, including free printables and checklists to keep you safe! spread the word!

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

  • 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 shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger via – ready.gov

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Please don’t forget a go bag for your pets!

  • Sturdy leashes and pet carriers. (A pillowcase is a good option for transporting cats and other small animals.)
  • Food, potable water and medicine for at least one week
  • Non-spill bowls, manual can opener and plastic lid
  • Plastic bags, litter box and litter
  • Recent photo of each pet
  • Names and phone numbers of your emergency contact, emergency veterinary hospitals and animal shelters
  • Copy of your pet’s vaccination history and any medical problems via readyshelby

Stay Safe!

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