FEMA’s Top Ten Disaster Preparedness List

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released its Top Ten Disaster Preparedness List of “must have” items during an emergency.

It’s vitally important for you and your family that you be informed about these items.

As expected, food and water supplies are considered essential as is a flashlight with extra batteries.

FEMA also recommends a battery operated radio that comes equipped with a manual, hand crank generator — in case electric power fails, it is critically important to have access to news and government bulletins. It could save your life.

FEMA’s Top Ten Disaster Preparedness List:

• Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
• Food, at least three-day supply of non-perishable food
• Battery-powered/hand crank radio
• Flashlight and extra batteries
• First aid kit
• Whistle to signal for help
• Dust mask, plastic sheeting, and duct tape to help filter contaminated air and insulate shelter
• Manual can opener
• Local maps
• Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger


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