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Are you ready for the Storm Season?

By James Brown

An Emergency Kit is an important step to prepare for, survive and cope with emergencies.

Know: All householders should know where your Emergency Kit is kept.

Check: and update the contents of your emergency kit on a regular basis, especially prior to storm season, to ensure everything is in working order and has not expired.

Discuss: your Emergency Kit with all householders and make sure everyone knows what to do in the case of an emergency.

Food and water

  • Non—perishable food items – can opener and cooking utensils
  • Bottled water – 10 Litres is recommended for a 3 day period
  • Water purification tablets

Medical and sanitation

  • First Aid Kit and manual
  • Essential medications, prescriptions and dosage
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Soap/shampoo
  • Personal hygiene items

Light

  • Flashlight/torch with extra batteries
  • Battery powered lantern

Communications

  • Battery powered radio with extra batteries
  • Traditional wired telephone
  • Prepaid wired telephone
  • Prepaid phone cards and coins for phone calls

Clothing and footwear

  • Warm jumper, waterproof jacket, hat and gloves for everyone
  • Closed—toed shoes or boots for everyone

Tools and supplies

  • Whistle, utility knife, duct/masking tape
  • Plastic garbage bags, ties
  • Safety glasses and sun glasses.

Miscellaneous

  • Special items for infants (nappies, formula etc)
  • Special items needed by elderly or people with special needs
  • Spare house and car keys
  • Pet food, water and other animal needs

Source: https://www.qld.gov.au/emergency

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