posted on Aug, 3 2003 @ 07:58 PM
Sorry, typo, 72 hour kit. Basically a portable survival kit that you can get by on for up to 3 days without any additional support.
mean evacuation. A winter storm could confine your family at home. An earthquake, flood, tornado, or any other disaster could cut water, electricity,
and telephones-for days.
After a disaster, local officials and relief workers will be on the scene, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours, or
it may take days. Would your family be prepared to cope with the emergency until help arrives?
Your family will cope best by preparing for disaster before it strikes. One way to prepare is by assembling a Disaster Supplies Kit. Once disaster
hits, you won't have time to shop or search for supplies. But if you've gathered supplies in advance, your family can endure an evacuation or home
Prepare Your Kit: Review the checklist below. Gather the supplies that are listed. You may need them if your family is confined at home. Place the
supplies you'd most likely need for an evacuation in an easy-to-carry container. These supplies are listed with an asterisk (*).
There are six basics you should stock for your home: water, food, first aid supplies, clothing and bedding, tools and emergency supplies, and special
items. Keep the items that you would most likely need during an evacuation in an easy-to carry container--suggested items are marked with an
Possible Containers Include: A large, covered trash container, a camping backpack, a duffle bag.