for emergencies tomorrow
A spring storm in your community was unusually violent, and your neighborhood is paying the price. Your home will be without electrical power for at least the next 24 hours, and a main break has cut off your water supply.
For situations such as these, every home should have an emergency disaster kit in a safe place, notes Melissa Stein, D.O., Emergency Response Officer at St. Anthony’s Medical Center.
“It doesn't have to be difficult or time-consuming,” Dr. Stein says. “Buy a little extra of what you always use, and rotate through them on a regular basis.
“Start small, but do get started,” Dr. Stein recommends. “Discuss a plan with your family, and make your own home emergency disaster kit.”
Essentials for a 24-hour emergency:
To create a more comprehensive emergency kit that will see families through a three- to five-day emergency, include the following:
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