US experiences more damage than any other weather-related event...Stocking food for the family is one of the most important things to do. Dehydrated food or freeze-dried food such as Wise Food Storage products would be ideal because it is light and is easy to prepare. As an added bonus, Wise Food Storage gives you tips for staying safe and getting prepared during flood emergency.
Assemble an emergency kit. Red Cross recommends to include:
yes, nice information to have and make sure you restock your kit if you use anything out of it.
Good morning Fyre and all,
I'd add to the Red Cross emergency kit:
1. Viet Cong combat boots, a/k/a/ flip-flops or shower shoes. Like the accompanying picture above and the numerous pictures from Puerto Rico, flood waters mean walking in it. It's more than a presumption that the water is a source of infection. Thus, as soon as possible - if not faster - find a bench to change boots/shoes and donate a bottle of precious drinking water to rinse the pods and etc with dry socks as a follow on. Flesh this out for the specifics.
2. Good quality work gloves AND throw-away cheap work gloves. That branch that fell on the car door has fire ants on it along with some slivers of glass. With the cheap gloves, remove the branch, dust off the latch, properly ditch the gloves and with maps already packed, vacate hurricane alley.
Leaving Hurricane Alley, Vitginia portion, to west of the Shenandoah Valley, eg Staunton, Blacksburg, does NOT guarantee a motel room nor even a parking space at a rest area. We're arranging memorandums of understanding with motel owners that, as rooms are available, responders get priority.
There is current talk among the professional Emergency Managers to increase food and water stockpiles to 10 days to 2 weeks. RX medicines must have a longer endurance than 7 days !
Not a footnote;
Don't think I know all this stuff. I ALWAYS forget something !
Great tips Bob esp VC combat boots ... I live in those things! Thanks