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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Emergency Flood Kits


You, your family or co-workers should prepare for disaster before it occurs. Part of your preparedness strategy should be assembling a Emergency Flood kit. Once a flood arrives, you won't have time to go shopping or gather your supplies. Place items you will need during an evacuation in an easy to carry waterproof container or place items in plastic bags, garbage bags etc

Water and Food

You can put water in misc plastic containers such as soft drink bottles or old milk containers. A person needs at least two quarts of water each day or even more with physical activity.

  • Keep a three day supply of water and non-perishable food for each person
  • One gallon of water per person per day for food preparation and sanitation.
Your food should not require refrigeration, preparation or cooking. If you need to heat food, pack some sterno. Select food items that are not bulky or heavy.
Some examples of food in your Flood Emergency Kit:
  • Military type rations
  • Ready-to-eat meals, meats, fruits and vegetables 
  • Canned juices, milk, soup
  • Sugar, salt and pepper 
  • Peanut butter, jelly, crackers, granola bars and trail mix 
  • Vitamins 
  • Baby food or any special diet food if required
  • Snacks, instant coffee and or tea bags 

First Aid Kit

  • Assemble a first aid kit for your home, work and one for each car.
  • Assortment of adhesive bandages
  • Sterile gauze pads assortment  and adhesive tape
  • Scissors and Tweezers and needle
  • Moistened towelettes
  • Antiseptic
  • Cleansing soap or equivalent
  • Latex gloves
  • Prescription medication
  • Aspirin or pain reliever 
  • Anti-diarrhea medication 
  • Antacid 

Tools and Misc Supplies

  • Mess kits, or paper cups, plates and plastic utensils
  • Emergency preparedness manual
  • Battery-operated radio and extra batteries
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Cash or traveler's checks, change
  • Non electric can opener, utility knife
  • Small Fire extinguisher, TYPE ABC 
  • Tent
  • Duct Tape
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Aluminum foil
  • Plastic storage containers
  • Signal flare
  • Paper, pencil
  • Needles, thread
  • Shut-off wrench and pliers, to turn off household gas and water
  • Whistle
  • Area Maps

Sanitation Supplies

  • Toilet paper and towelettes
  • Soap or liquid detergent
  • Your personal hygiene items
  • Plastic bucket with tight lid
  • Disinfectant
  • Household chlorine bleach
  • Change of clothing (warm)
  • Emergency blankets, or sleeping bags
  • Waterproof boots
  • Hat and gloves
  • Rain gear
  • Thermal underwear
For persons with special needs, such as infants and elderly or disabled persons.

Infants (probably the normal things already in your baby bag)

  • Formula
  • Diapers
  • Bottles
  • Powdered milk
  • Prescription Medications


  • Prescription Medications
  • Denture and vision supplies

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