“Disasters can strike at any time. It is essential to take readiness steps now for a better response later,” Paul Davis Technical Director of Emergency Services Sonny Bass said in a press release, in support of September being National Preparedness Month. “The National Preparedness Month event is a great reminder for communities and businesses everywhere to always be prepared for a disaster.”

 This year, the National Preparedness Month theme includes creating a family emergency plan; emergency supply kits, help for neighbors in need and teamwork for safety.

 Paul Davis recommends the following for a Basic Emergency Kit:

  • Water – one gallon per person per day for at least three days
  • Food – at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Clothing – change of clothing and a sleeping bag for each person
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio, a NOAA Weather Radio, extra batteries
  • Cell Phone and charger
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit – sterile gloves; adhesive bandages; antibiotic ointment; gauze pads; iodine/alcohol pads; medical tape; pain reliever; emergency Mylar blanket; thermometer; prescription medications and supplies.
  • Waterproof, portable containers - for IDs, insurance policies, bank account records, site maps, employee contact, computer backup files, emergency and law enforcement information, and priority documents. Store a second set of records off-site.

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