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Are You Ready? Do you have a Disaster supply kit?

Assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit

You may need to survive on your own after a disaster. This means having your own food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least three days. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours, or it might take days.


http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/assemble_disaster_supplies_kit.shtm

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tyme4me2day

Asked by tyme4me2day at 7:11 AM on Sep. 24, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • With the likes of another 911 ranking high, I would suspect that "no one" would be coming to help anyone any where because, there is going to be WAR on our land, if something is not done SOON to secure this land. So I would suggest more than 3 days of food and water.

    tyme4me2day

    Answer by tyme4me2day at 7:18 AM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • This goes for natual disasters as well. We had hurricane Ike come through Ohio last year and we were unexpectedly without power for over a week. People who assume the officials will come in and rscue them are fools. Take care of your family. We learned from living in the hurricane prone east coast and the ice-capable south to keep a 5 day supply. One thing people forget is to keep cash. We had Hurricane Ike come through Ohio last year and we were without power for a week. So were the ATMs! Lines were long in what banks were open. Hubby filled the generator up with the remaining lawn mower gas and went to get more. Luckily we had cash on hand, because EVERYTHING was cash only. Even if you think nothing will happen to you. Think again.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:29 AM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • We've moved all over the world, and we've lived through hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, a volcano (that spewed ash into the air, causing flights with fresh food and other supplies to not be able to land in our remote location for 6 weeks), floods, and blizzards- some on a "grander scale" than others. My dh has also lived through extensive fires (he's from CA), and we've lived through droughts, the DC Sniper while we lived in the area those 2 guys were shooting, and, of course, we've lived through Sept 11. A very good friend of mine had family in Louisiana during Katrina.

    Some of these things we've had to evacuate for, some we've had to ride through, and some all you could do was just try to go about your life as much as you could in spite of things.

    But through it all, we've ALWAYS had a natural disaster kit, because even under the "best circumstances" during a disaster, you need to be able to survive a few days.
    sailorwifenmom

    Answer by sailorwifenmom at 7:57 AM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • Yup we are prepaired. After living in Florida for 6 years and going through 7 hurricanes we have a disaster kit. Even here in SC which does get hit occasionally.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 8:06 AM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • Yep, living in NC this is something you learn early on ALWAYS be prepared.
    KalebsMommee

    Answer by KalebsMommee at 9:00 AM on Sep. 24, 2009

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