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Nassau County & North Jax: Do you have an emergency kit?

8/30/2017 (Permalink)

As we have seen in Houston, flooding can happen fast in many environments. September is National Preparedness Month. The American Red Cross recommends having the following list of items packed and ready to go in the event of an evacuation due to flooding.

  • Water--3+ day supply; one gallon per person per day
  • Food—3+ day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio if possible)
  • Extra batteries
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medications (7 day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contacts, cane)
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Sanitation/personal hygiene items
  • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, deed/lease to home, birth certificates, insurance policies)
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Extra cash
  • Emergency blanket
  • Map(s) of the area
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
  • Tools/Supplies for securing your home
  • Extra set of car keys and house keys
  • Extra clothing, hat, and sturdy shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera for photos of damage

If you suffer flooding or water intrusion in your home, call the water restoration experts at SERVPRO Fernandina Beach/Yulee/North Jacksonville at 904-729-2401.

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