March 10, 2014
Hurricane Sandy is making it’s way to the Valley. FEMA urges all households to get supplies to make a basic emergency kit in case your power goes out.
FEMA recommends that people stock up on as much water as they possibly can. FEMA’s website says that there should be one gallon of water for each person to have each day.
Here is a list of other emergency supplies to keep on hand in your home:
A three-day supply of non-perishable food should be kept in the house. Ready-to-eat food is the best if the power goes out.
Battery-powered radio may be needed to keep track of updates on the storm.
Flashlight and plenty of extra batteries.
First aid kit.
Whistle in case you need to signal for help.
Formula and diapers if you have an infant.
Moist towelettes for personal sanitation.
Garbage bags to gather trash in.
Plastic sheeting and duct tape in case you need to cover up your windows.
Basic tools you may need if you need to turn off your utilities like a wrench and pliers.
A can opener to open all canned food.