- Keep a smaller Evacuation Kit in the trunk of each car.
- Keep items in airtight plastic bags.
- Replace stored food and water every six months.
- Rethink your kit and family needs at least once a year.
- Ask your physician or pharmacist about storing prescription medications.
- Use an easy-to-carry container for the supplies you would most likely need for an evacuation, like a large, covered trash container or a cargo container that will fit on the roof.
In Your Disaster Supply Kit
- A portable, battery-powered radio or television and extra batteries
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First aid kit and first aid manual
- Blanket, pillows, bedding
- Supply of prescription medications
- List of family physicians, important medical information, and the style and serial number of medical devices, such as pacemakers
- Credit card and cash
- Important documents in an airtight container
- An extra set of car keys
- Matches in a waterproof container
- Signal flare
- Map of the area and phone numbers of places you could go.
- First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs
- Toiletries / Hygiene items / Moisture wipes
- Flashlight / Batteries
- One complete change of clothing and footwear for each family member
- Toys, Books and Games
- Water purification tablets like Halazone or Globaline
- Water - at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days
- Food - at least enough for 3 to 7 days
- - non-perishable packaged or canned food / juices
- - foods for infants or the elderly
- - snack foods
- - non-electric can opener
- - cooking tools / fuel
- - kitchen accessories (paper plates / plastic utensils/manual can opener)
- For baby: formula, diapers, bottles, powdered milk, medications.
- For elderly or disabled adults: heart and high blood pressure medication, insulin, prescription drugs, denture needs, contact lenses and supplies, extra eyeglasses, and hearing aid batteries.
The man charged in connection with the death of a Flora woman has been cleared, more than six years after her death and two years after he was charged.
It's been nearly a month since a tornado damaged Southwestern Middle School and Mintonye Elementary School, giving faculty the task of helping students transition to their new surroundings.
There were several two hour delays for area schools Thursday morning. As of Thursday evening, there are none for Friday morning.