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Creating Your Emergency Checklist with Sustain Supply

Whether it’s a hurricane, earthquake, wildfire, tornado, or flood, natural disasters displace thousands of individuals on a yearly basis. The best way you and your family can be prepared for these unexpected events is by creating a plan in advance.

Below we’ve included items you may want to consider when creating your disaster checklist and adding your emergency stockpile:

Liquids | Remember, you’ll need to store your essentials in their proper place all year round. Doing this will aide in ensuring you’re always prepared should disaster strike near you and your home. You’ll want to store one gallon of water per day for each individual in your household. Storing sports drinks will also be beneficial as they are specifically made to help keep you hydrated.

Food |Your family may feel overwhelmed and anxious during a disaster, so don’t be afraid to include comfort foods when gathering supplies. Remember that non-perishable items are necessary. The best items to keep stocked are peanut butter, canned tuna and chicken, trail mix, canned beans, protein bars, and cereal. Remember to keep a manual can opener with your supplies, and, if you have a pet or pets, don’t forget to keep enough of their food on hand.

Supplies | You’ll want to make sure you have cash or checks on hand during an emergency event as banks will be closed and ATMs may be down. Keep a flashlight, batteries, and matches stored in case your home loses power. Keep personal hygiene products stored in an easily accessible area, as well as identification and bank records as well as insurance policies. If you wear glasses or contacts, don’t forget to store additional solution and a travel case. If you have children, make sure you have enough diapers and formulas to get you through one week. Try to fit a favorite toy/game, blanket, and crayons and favorite book in your supplies to keep younger children occupied during the storm.

Each Sustain kit has been designed with practicality and durability in mind. We are here to make sure you and your family are safe and prepared for any situation.

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