If a disaster strikes your community, you might not have access to food, water, or electricity for some time. When packing food into your 72 hour kit, remember to use shelf stable, non perishable foods that will last a while. It’s easy to avoid spending too much at once on items on your disaster preparedness checklist. At least one gallon of water per day per person for 3-5 days, two quarts a day for drinking and two quarts for food preparation and sanitation.
While disasters are rare, the peculiar geography of Southwest Florida makes preparation for disasters a critical part of each vestry's responsibilities.
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I cannot stress enough about the importance of food and water in your Emergency Survival Station.
Know that, during the time of a crisis, or when a crisis is imminent, the cost of food will go up. Our diocesan Parish Disaster Plan Policy provides guidelines and tips for readying your congregation for a potential disaster. This sheet, with contact information for all federal, state and local governements and agencies, is a useful tool to have posted in case of disaster.
Additionally, about 90 percent of all presidentially-declared disasters are weather-related.
Here are some steps you can take to help your family stay safer and healthier during and after a disaster.
It’s amazing how fast the weight in your pack can add up, especially when adding in water and food! It will give you a peace of mind and will help you maintain your psychological fitness during and after a disaster.

If you would like to talk about your disaster preparedness plan and emergency planning resources, contact our Diocesan Disaster Preparedness leaders, Canon Dennis McManis and Deacon Micheal Sircy. It is unlikely that emergency response services will be able to immediately respond to everyone's needs after a major disaster, so it is important to be prepared to take care of yourself and your family. Having lived through the March 2011 events in Japan it feels great to share what I've learned about disaster preparedness. I’ll give you suggestions in the next posts to help you create your own disaster preparedness plan.
If you are looking for a quick way to catch up on disaster preparedness, and create your own list, you've come to the right place.
You also need to store at least 3 days worth of “easy to prepare” food (with a long shelf life).

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