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Any tips on basic beginners emergency preparedness?

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Asked by scnyuma at 11:55 AM on Apr. 5, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • Depends on what type of emergency you want to be prepared for - earthquake, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, etc. In general, at the very minimum, you should have enough bottled water per person for at least 3 days, plus food (think granola bars, dried foods like for camping, etc.), an emergency blanket for each person, flashlight w/fresh batteries, portable radio w/fresh batteries, a basic first aid kit and some cash (credit card, too, but cash is better to have). If you use prescription meds regularly, you should have a supply of those, too. If you have pets, they need the same type of basic supplies of food, water & meds. If you are in a disaster prone area, copies of important documents (insurance cards, SS card for each family member, etc.) in a sealed bag in your kit is a good idea. You can also buy ready-made kits.

    For more information, FEMA has a website:

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:02 PM on Apr. 5, 2010

  • Your county should provide you with a booklet that shows you the basics. Try your county website.

    Answer by lvpenguino at 6:56 PM on Apr. 5, 2010


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:41 PM on Apr. 6, 2010

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