If you’re like most people, you know that you need a disaster kit handy – unforeseen circumstances could pop up at any time – but what are you supposed to put in it?
What to Put in Your Disaster Kit
Your emergency or disaster kit needs to be stocked with:
- You need at least one gallon of water per person, per day for at least three days.
- Have a three-day supply of non-perishable food.
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio.
- First aid kit.
- Extra batteries.
- A whistle to signal for help.
- Dust masks.
- Moist towelettes and garbage bags for personal sanitiation.
- Wrenches or pliers to turn off your utilities.
- A manual can opener.
- Local maps.
- An extra phone charger and backup battery.
You may also need other items, like prescription medications (and non-prescription medications, like pain relievers and antacids) and infant supplies (such as diapers and wipes, bottles, formula and diaper rash cream).
If your have a preparedness bag, you’ll have even more room for supplies – and that’s what we’ll cover in our next post.
Do You Need to Talk to a Disaster Remediation Expert in Ann Arbor?
If you’ve had a disaster, whether it’s water damage, fire damage or something else, we may be able to help you start moving forward again.
Call us at 734-352-9183 or contact us online so we can schedule an appointment to analyze the situation and help you get back on track.