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Disaster Preparation Kits

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  1. Disaster Emergency Supplies Kit (Emergency.CDC.gov)
      "A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items that could be needed in the event of a disaster."

      Editor's Note: The article recommends use of battery-powered flashlights and radios. Crank-powered flashlights and radios are now commonly available, inexpensive, and far preferable. 01-08

  2. Family Disaster Plan and Checklist (Emergency.CDC.gov)
      "Families can cope with disaster by preparing in advance and working together as a team. Create a family disaster plan including a communication plan, disaster supplies kit, and an evacuation plan. Knowing what to do is your best protection and your responsibility." 01-08

Papers
  1. Disaster Kit (PlanetGreen.Discovery.com)
      "Depending on where you live and what type of disaster is likely to affect you, your kit might be slightly different; however, there are some necessities we all have to have." 02-10

  2. Emergency Preparation Kit (Ready.gov)
      "You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least three days. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours, or it might take days. In addition, basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment, and telephones may be cut off for days, or even a week or longer." 05-10

Purchase Resources
  1. Emergency Preparation: Shortwave Radio (Amazon.com)
      "Synchronous detector! It enables the radio to lock onto signals with tenacity. It reduces fading and noise and enables you to eliminate interference by selecting a sideband on the other side of the interfering signal. On the SW7600GR it works very well. No other radio at this price has sync detector. "

  2. First Responder Supplies (FirstResponderSupplies.com)
      "First Responder Supplies, a division of B&A Products, carries a full line of first aid and medical supplies for First Responders, EMTs, EMS (Emergency Medical Services), nursing homes, hospitals; or for your home, office, automobile, church or other organization. This includes: dressings, bandages, tape, gloves, CPR masks, airways, stethoscopes and blood pressure cuffs, first aid kits, emergency oxygen system, equipment bags, extrication equipment, and much more." Awesome Library does not endorse these products but lists them as examples. 11-02

   
   


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