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Emergency Preparedness: Week 2

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Your Weekly List at a Glance:

  • Manual can opener
  • First Aid kit- This should include gauze, bandages, tweezers, scissors, and antiseptic ointment
  • Airtight bags, storage containers and a permanent marker
  • Extra prescription medications, and glasses or contact lens solution
  • Bring home another gallon of water
  • Non-perishable food- start with a few cans of meat, fruits, peanut butter and crackers
  • Plastic sheeting, tarp, and duct tape

Even if you have supplies throughout your house, it’s important to keep an emergency supply kit in a designated place in case you have to leave your home quickly.

Tips for Week Two:

  • Consider having at least two emergency supply kits – one at home and one in your vehicle.
  • Rotate your stock of food, water, medicines and betteries every six months to ensure freshness.


1.   Find 3 neighbors that you can call on in an emergency.

Source: Baltimore County Health Department Caring About Preparing program.

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