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Maintaining an emergency supply kit is a good idea for any emergency. Individuals and organizations should be prepared to be without assistance for a minimum of 72 hours.

• Battery-powered radio, flashlights, batteries.

• Whistle

• First aid kit and manual

• Hard hats

• Duct tape

• Fluorescent tape to rope off dangerous areas

• Water

• Food (canned, no-cook, packaged snacks)

• Manual can opener

• Cash and credit cards

• Change of clothing, rain gear, and sturdy shoes

• Blankets or sleeping bags

• Fire extinguisher (A-B-C) type

• Infant and feminine hygiene supplies

• Names, addresses, and telephone number of doctors and pharmacist

• Food and water for pets

• Large plastic bags for trash, waste, water protection

• Toilet paper and paper towels

• Charcoal grill or camp stove for outdoor cooking

The following are some recommended ready-to-eat foods for your family should there be a three-day power failure. Multiply these quantities for the number of people in your family.

• 1 box of dry milk envelopes

• 2 boxes of cookies

• 1 box of crackers

• 1 or 2 six-pack juice

• 2 packages powdered lemonade or tea mix

• 1 box instant chocolate or breakfast drink

• 1 box dry cereal (sugar packets if needed)

• 1 or 2 packages dry fruit

• 1 package pudding ready to eat (snak-pak)

• 6 cans non-perishable meats (vienna sausage/meat spread/tuna/pork & beans)

• 1 small jar peanut butter

• 1 loaf of bread (mayonnaise/ketchup/mustard packets)

• 1 or 2 gallons fresh water

• 2 or 3 cans canned fruits, if desired