Be Prepared

Precautions
  • Know the location of the nearest fire alarm box and how to use it
    • (fire alarm boxes may be used for any emergency, not just fires)
During hurricanes, blizzards, floods, natural or manmade disasters, trees, limbs and power lines are likely to come down.

Prepare
  • Working flashlight (extra batteries)
  • Car gas tank full
  • Portable radio (extra batteries) Supply of canned foods
  • WBZ - 1300 on AM dial or Cable 8 First Aid supplies
  • For local news Fresh water in containers
  • Matches or lighters Ice in cooler to preserve refrigerated food in cooler
  • Charge any batteries you may need including Propane or charcoal for cooking
  • cellular phone Necessary Prescription Drugs
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Battery Operated Smoke Detector
Do's
  • Stay calm and be prepared to leave
  • Take in or tie down outside furniture
  • Listen to radio and TV
  • Bring small loose items inside
  • Use water sparingly until all services are restored
  • Tape extra large windows
DISASTER KIT CONTENTS
  • Foods (canned goods and nonperishable foods) that do not need cooking
  • Utensils, such as, a manual can opener, disposable plates, cups, forks, knives, spoons, etc.
  • Drinking water in non-breakable containers (2 quarts per person / day)
  • Special dietary food if required
  • Identification, valuable papers, policies and photographs in a waterproof container
  • Personal hygiene item, such as, soap, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrush, washcloths, towels, sanitary items
  • First aid kit
  • Medications, prescription and over the counter, such as aspirin and antacid
  • Specific medical information
  • Personal aids, such as, eyeglasses, hearing aids, canes, etc.
  • Infant care items, such as, diapers and formula
  • Books, magazines, toys
  • Battery-operated radio
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Sleeping bag and blanket, sheet and pillow
  • Change of clothing
  • Rainwear
  • Toolkit
Don't forget that the container for your disaster supply kit, should be waterproof.