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    Emergency Preparedness Van Nuys Blvd Rejuvenation Committee Homeless Committee    

Emergency Preparedness

Have You Prepared Your Family for an Emergency?

Give the gift of readiness this holiday season by giving your friends and family items off of the FEMA Recommended Emergency Items List:

  1. Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least two weeks, for drinking and sanitation
  2. Food, at least a two-week supply of non-perishable food
  3. Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  4. Flashlight and extra batteries
  5. First aid kit
  6. Whistle to signal for help
  7. Dust mask, plastic sheeting and duct tape
  8. Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  9. Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  10. Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
  11. Local maps
  12. Cell phone and chargers
  13. Prescription medications and glasses
  14. Infant formula and diapers
  15. Pet food and extra water for your pet
  16. Important family documents in a waterproof, portable container
  17. Cash or traveler’s checks and change
  18. Emergency reference material such as a first aid book
  19. Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person.
  20. Complete change of clothing including a long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes. Consider additional clothing if you live in a cold-weather climate.
  21. Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper – Treat water by using 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water.
  22. Fire Extinguisher
  23. Matches in a waterproof container
  24. Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  25. Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils, paper towels
  26. Paper and pencil
  27. Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children