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Posted by Realty Vision on 9/10/2015

The one thing that every home should have is a home emergency preparedness kit. It is something you hope you will never have to use but in case of a disaster you will be happy you were prepared. Here are the essentials of a†home emergency preparedness kit.

  • Water: You will need one gallon per person per day for at least three days. Double up if you live in a very hot climate, have young kids, or are nursing.
  • Food: Plan for at least a three-day supply of non-perishables and a can opener. Make sure to pack protein, fruit, and vegetables and store food in pest-proof containers.
  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • First-aid supplies
  • Sanitation and hygiene supplies: Pack moist towelettes in sealed packets, paper towels, toilet paper, garbage bags, and plastic ties. More good options are travel-size shampoo, toothpaste/toothbrush, and deodorant.
  • Radio or TV: You will definitely want a portable, battery- or crank-operated radio or television and extra batteries.
  • Cash: Have at least $100 in your kit.
As an alternative to making your own kit, you can buy a fully stocked kit†from the†American Red Cross. A kit with a three-day supply of essentials for one adult costs $50 to $70.    







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