Maintain a three-day emergency supply kit to help your family cope during power outages.
According to the IEMA, an emergency supply kid should include:
- Battery powered radio, weather radio and flashlights, and extra batteries
- Bottled drinking water
- 3-day supply of canned or sealed foods that do not require refrigeration
- First-aid kit
- Non-electric can opener and utility knife
- Mess kits
- Paper towels, toilet paper, soap and detergent
- Household laundry bleach (unscented)
- A blanket or sleeping bag for each member of the family
- One change of clothing and footwear per person
- Fire extinguisher
- Shut-off wrench, to turn off household gas and water
- Signal fl are, matches and whistle
- Cell phone and extra battery
- An extra set of car keys, credit card and cash
- A list of family physicians
- Medications or special foods needed by family members such as insulin, heart medication, dietetic food and baby food.
Don’t forget about pets, including ID tags, and food.