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.
A disaster supply kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. You can use bleach as a disinfectant (diluted nine parts water to one part bleach), or in an emergency you can also use it to treat water. Previous evacuation maps and routes were based around the areas of the projected path of hurricane or severe storm, said Duval County Emergency Management Director Steve Woodard. Some of these items, especially those marked with a * can be dangerous, so please have an adult collect these supplies. The guide includes instructions on what items should be included in an emergency kit, such as bottled water, medicine, canned food and a first aid kit. You never know when an emergency will occur & it could take hours, days, or even weeks to regain utilities, so your family needs to be ready!


During a disaster or emergency situation, you may need to survive an extended period of time without power, city water, or gas. You should keep all of your emergency supplies in one location, in your home (the emergency survival station). The following contents are items I found important to have on hand, from my research on emergency preparedness.
Your list and wise advice can make a world of difference for any family going through an area wide emergency. I want to say again, Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us and helping each of us think about being prepared for an emergency.
In a catastrophic earthquake, government resources (people and supplies) may not be available for several days following the event. It's best to assume that in the event of an emergency or natural disaster, roads will be inaccessible by vehicles, and public transportation will be shut down.


Rethink your clothing and bedding supplies to account for growing children and other family changes. The Office of Emergency Services offers free training in emergency preparedness to anyone who lives or works in Berkeley. Use our preparedness section to stay informed, make a plan, and most importantly—remain safe in an emergency. This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours.



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