Tips for preparing emergency supply kit
The Spokane Regional Health District encourages residents to put together an emergency supply kit and have a family emergency plan in case of fire, flooding, severe storms or other emergencies.
Emergency supply kit should include:
• One gallon of water per person and pet per day for three days.
• At least a three-day supply of foods that require no refrigeration, preparation or cooking. Also, a can opener and eating utensils.
• Battery-powered or hand-crank radio and NOAA weather radio with tone alert.
• Flashlight and extra batteries.
• First-aid kit and whistle.
• Dust mask, plastic sheeting and duct tape.
• Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties.
• Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities.
Family emergency plan should include:
• An out-of-town contact. This person may be better able to communicate among separated family members.
• Be sure every member of your family knows the phone number and has a cellphone, coins or prepaid phone card to call the contact.
• Teach family members how to use text messaging.
• Subscribe to Spokane County alert services.