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Jun 23, 2012 9:49 PM by Greg Boyce

What to take if you must evacuate

If you had to evacuate, what should you take?  The Red Cross has this list to consider:

  • Water-one gallon per person, per day (3­day supply)
  • Food-non­perishable, easy­to­prepare items (3­day supply)
  • Flashlight
  • Battery­powered or hand­crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Medications (7­day supply) and medical items
  • Multi­purpose tool
  • Sanitation and 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
  • Other essential items that could not be replaced if they were destroyed

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