How Prepared are You and Your Family?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010 , Posted by Zeeda Andrews at 12:31 PM

In a major disaster, it might be several days or weeks before vital services are restored. We all would like to think, its not going happen to me, not here. But as the Planets come closer to their lineup, we could experience more earthquakes just as Haiti today around the globe. My son tells me he will be deployed to Haiti ASAP. He is in the ARMY 82 Airborne Division. I hope that I will see him again. Our world is changing and if we are going to survive we all must change with it. So, how prepared are you! Here is a guide line that will help you.

After a major disaster the usual services we take for granted, such as running water, refrigeration, and telephones, may be unavailable. Experts recommend that you should be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least three days, but that was back in the day when not much was going on. You should prepare three months minimum.  Store your household disaster kit in an easily accessible location. Put contents in a large, watertight container (e.g. a large plastic garbage can with a lid and wheels) that you can move easily. 
Your basic emergency kit should include:

  • Water – one gallon per person per day 
  • Food – ready to eat or requiring minimal water
  • Manual can opener and other cooking supplies
  • Plates, utensils and other feeding supplies (unbreakable)
  • First Aid kit & instructions (I would be collecting all I could)
  • A copy of important documents & phone numbers
  • Warm clothes and rain gear for each family member.
  • Heavy work gloves
  • Disposable camera
  • Unscented liquid household bleach and an eyedropper for water purification
  • Personal hygiene items including toilet paper, feminine supplies, hand sanitizer and    soap
  • Plastic sheeting, duct tape and utility knife for covering broken windows
  • Tools such as a crowbar, hammer & nails, staple gun, adjustable wrench and bungee cords.
  • Blanket or sleeping bag
  • Large heavy duty plastic bags and a plastic bucket for waste and sanitation
  • Any special-needs items for children, seniors or people with disabilities. Don’t forget water and supplies for your pets.
A component of your disaster kit is your Go-bag. Put the following items together in a backpack or another easy to carry container in case you must evacuate quickly. Prepare one Go-bag for each family member and make sure each has an I.D. tag. You may not be at home when an emergency strikes so keep some additional supplies in your car and at work, considering what you would need for your immediate safety. If it time to head for the mountain, you want to be ready to pick up and go.
  • Flashlight
  • Radio – battery operated (Solar preferred)
  • Batteries
  • Whistle
  • Dust mask
  • Pocket knife
  • Emergency cash in small denominations and quarters for phone calls
  • Sturdy shoes, a change of clothes, and a warm hat
  • Local map
  • Some water and food
  • Permanent marker, paper and tape
  • Photos of family members and pets for re-identification purposes
  • List of emergency point-of -contact phone numbers
  • List of allergies to any drug (especially antibiotics) or food
  • Copy of health insurance and identification cards
  • Extra prescription eye glasses, hearing aid or other vital personal items
  • Prescription medications and first aid supplies
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Extra keys to your house and vehicle
  • Any special-needs items for children, seniors or people with disabilities. Don’t forget to make a Go-bag for your pets.

You also should be collecting dehydrated foods and seeds for your long term food supply, at least a year. We American's have had it good when it come to food availability and I thank God for that but, we are not getting out of this one. We are going to experience some Heartbreaking and Shocking events. We have to prepare ourselves mentally and spiritually for the coming events. It has already affected my life as I watched my son leave for Haiti. 

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  1. Thank you for the infformation and your son will be in our prayers.....

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