Are you ready for the potential disasters that could occur in our community? Can you imagine having to pack up and evacuate your home because of a hurricane? Can you imagine having the time to do it? In Oklahoma we don’t have that luxury. Our storms come fast & furious. That’s one reason having a disaster kit is so important. During National Preparedness Month take the next step and build a family disaster kit.
Step 2: Build a Kit!
During a disaster there are many things you need that may not be readily available. Your kit should be designed to include things that are important to your survival, as well as thing that are important to you and your family personally.
Here is a list you should consider adding.
- A supply of water
- Non-perishable food & snacks
- First aid kit
- Battery powered radio
- An extra set of keys
- Extra phone chargers
- Flashlight & extra batteries
- Hand wipes
- Hand tools
- Trash bags
- A copy of your disaster plan
- Entertainment items like books, puzzles, etc.
- Unique family needs-this could encompass many things including prescription medications, extra eye glasses, diapers & formula for infants, etc.
- Necessary pet supplies.
As your family works together to build your kit, you will likely think of other items that could be important to you.
Contact: Paula Cain, Emergency Management Director, 767-0380