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Home Preparedness 

Home Preparedness Checklist

  • Fire Extinguisher Type A-B-C
  • First Aid Kit and Handbook.
  • 12-inch Crescent or Pipe Wrench to turn of gas and water valves if necessary.
  • Flashlight and extra batteries (The extra batteries will last longer if you keep them in the refrigerator.)
  • Water and Disinfectant
  • Eyedropper for adding the bleach to water for drinking.
  • Radio and extra batteries. Useful to receive emergency broadcasts and current disaster information.
  • Dry or canned food for one week's supply. It is preferable to store food that does not require cooking.
  • Can Opener!
  • Alternate Cooking Source. Store a camp stove and fuel for cooking if your utilities are out of service. For safety sake use your camp stove outdoors.
  • NEVER use a charcoal barbecue indoors for cooking or heating purposes.
  • Extra blankets and clothing may be required to keep warm. Have shoes suitable for walking through debris.
  • Rain gear and tarps to keep dry or cover roof damage.
  • Small plastic trash bags for toilet use if your toilets are not working.
  • Toilet paper
  • Extra eyeglasses.
  • Prescription medication