September is national preparedness month?

I missed this announcement somewhere. September is National Preparedness month.

Here is a list that FEMA says we should all have ready:

At least a three day supply of water (one gallon per person, per day) and non-perishable food. (Remember to change food and water every six months).

  • Eyeglasses, hearing aids, extra keys.
  • First-aid kit, extra prescription medications, copies of prescriptions, other special medical items.
  • Special supplies needed for babies or older adults.
  • Important documents and records, photo IDs, proof of residence.
  • Cash (power outages mean banks and ATMs may be unavailable).
  • Battery-operated radio and flashlight with extra batteries.
  • Phone numbers of family and friends.
  • Road maps, a travel plan, hotel reservations, list of places between your town and your destination where you can stop if the highways are clogged.
  • Coolers for food and ice storage, paper plates, plastic utensils.
  • Manual can opener, booster cables, tools.
  • Blankets, pillows, sleeping bags and extra clothing.
  • Toilet paper, cleanup supplies, personal hygiene products.
  • Pet supplies.


Pretty generic is you ask me. As I read between the lines it says; keep enough until you can make it to a FEMA camp. Scary.

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