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The Town of Collierville is proud to be a part of ReadyShelby.Org , a joint effort of the Mayors of Shelby County to provide quick tips people can use to better prepare themselves, their homes, their families, their cars, their workplace and even their pets for all kinds of emergencies.
Homeland Security/ Emergency Preparedness Survival Kit
We recommend the following list of items be in your emergency kit. This kit should be developed so that a person could survive 72 or more hours during an emergency event.
*As much as you can carry (1 gallon per adult per day)
*Method of water purification
*72 hour supply of food
WARMTH AND SHELTER
*Wind and water proof matches
*Lightweight stove and fuel
*Hand and body warm packs
*Flashlight and extra batteries
*Pocket knife /pliers
*Hatchet or axe
*50ft of nylon rope
*First aid kit with supplies
*Bottle of Potassium iodide tablets
*N95 respirator masks
*NOAA weather radio with batteries
*Hand cranked radio
*Whistle with neck cord
*Cell Phone and charger (hand crank)
*Toilet paper and tissues
*garbage bags/with ties
*complete outfit for each family member
*Extra socks, underwear, shoes
*Hat and gloves
*At least $20 in your kit
*Phone numbers you will need
*Credit card information, etc.
*Games, books, hard candy, small toys
*Durable/water proof duffle bag, pack, or daypack
IMPORTANT TO KNOW
1. Your kit should be in a portable container located near an exit of your home. That way it can be grabbed on the way out of the house during a serious emergency. Do not overload.
2. Each family member should have their own kit with food, water, and clothing. Distribute heavier items among kits.
3. Enclose matches, personnel documents, extra clothing and other items that may be damaged by smoke or water in plastic to protect them from the elements.
4. Keep a light source at the top of your kit so you can find it quickly in the darkness.
5. Personalize your kit. Make sure you fill the needs of each family member.
6. Inspect your kit at least twice a year. Rotate food and water. Check children's clothing for proper fit. Check expiration dates.
7. Consider the needs of elderly people as well as those with handicaps or other special needs. For example: for babies, store diapers, wash cloths, ointment bottles, etc......