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.