Emergency Home Kit

Do you have an emergency home kit packed with essentials? One way to improve your household's safety is to be prepared for anything that may come your way. In Iowa we can experience tornados, floods, blizzards and even loss of water or electricity. 

First Aid Kit: 

A stocked first-aid kit can get you through an emergency. If you don't have a first-aid kit- get one! If you have one already make sure it is well stocked. If you cannot purchase one here are a few items that you can grab to make one. 

  • Adhesive bandages 
  • Adhesive tape
  • Antibiotic ointment 
  • Gauze pads 
  • Scissors 
  • Tweezers
  • Eyewash 
  • Antibacterial wipes 
  • Thermometer 
  • Antiseptic spray 
  • Latex gloves 

Food & Water: 

During a crisis- water and food might not be easy to access. Making sure you are stocked with these items is a necessity, according to Red Cross you should keep one gallon of water per person per day. When food comes into play Red Cross suggests keeping nonperishable items. You should have a 3-day supply of food and water if you have a situation where evacuating is necessary, and a 2-week supply if you are sheltering in your home. 

Basic Items Needed: 

Below are several things you should have stocked up in your home. 

  • Prescription medications 
  • Over the counter medications 
  • Hygiene items
  • Rechargeable power bank 
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries 
  • Pet supplies

 

 

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