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Prepare a disaster kit.

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Water: One gallon per day, per person

Food: Ready to eat, nonperishable, high-protein, high-calorie.

First aid kit: Some items to include are disposable gloves, scissors and safety pins, assorted bandages, aspirin or substitute, antibiotic ointment, disinfectant (for cleaning wounds), soap, clean cloths, moistened towelettes, tweezers, sunscreen and thermometer

Portable radio and flashlights: Don't forget extra batteries

Paperwork: List of important phone numbers and copies of important documents; local map in case evacuation to shelters is necessary; American Red Cross first aid reference guide or first aid manual

Blankets: Plus extra clothing, sturdy shoes, gloves

Can opener: Nonelectric

Medicines: Three-day minimum supply; extra eyeglasses

For pets: Food, water

Crescent wrench: For utility shut-off (learn how in advance)

Duct tape, plastic sheeting or large garbage bags: For sheltering in place

Cash: For emergency purchases and phone

For more information

The following are some

of the Red Cross brochures available

online (www .oregonpacific.redcross .org) or through

the local Red Cross

office at 862 Bethel

Drive:

Shelter in Place

How to take cover indoors against outside environmental dangers

Family Disaster Planning

Four steps to disaster safety

Storing Food

and Water

How to store water, water purification, water sources and food storage

Stephanie Barrow

The Register-Guard
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Title Annotation:Disasters; The American Red Cross recommends gathering these basic supplies to have on hand in case of a severe storm or other emergency:
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Date:Oct 16, 2006
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