National Preparedness Month – Plan After Disaster & $25 Giveaway

By Shannon Gosney
In Blogging Randomness
October 1, 2010
484 Comments
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The month of September was National Preparedness Month and I was happy to work together with Clorox, American Red Cross, and Consumer Queen to bring some important information and fabulous giveaways to the readers of The Mommy-Files!  Over the past month, we learned about Emergency Preparedness Plans, Emergency Preparedness Kits, and Emergency Plans for Pets.  This week, we will talk about what happens AFTER disaster strikes and what you do when you get home!

In the wake of disaster, there is much to do as you assess the health and safety of your household as well as next steps to rebuild your life.  The first thing you’ll want to do is check communication channels to ensure that local officials have declared it safe to return home.

When home, cleaning up after a natural disaster can be a daunting task so it’s important to keep your health top of mind using these steps:

– Before entering the home, look outside for loose power lines, damaged gas lines, foundation cracks or other damage.

– During cleanup, wear protective clothing, including rubber gloves and rubber boots.

– Look for flooding or large pools of standing water surrounding your home.  These waters can be contaminated with high levels of bacteria that can make you sick, so disinfecting with a solution of bleach and water may help to remove mold and prevent the spread of infections and illness.

For more information, please visit www.clorox.com/redcross and download the preparedness guide: Prepare Yourself Now for Peace of Mind Later.

General Health & Safety Tips

– Keep your hands clean, either by washing your hands or using a hand sanitizer.

– If you feel feverish or sick after a disaster or during clean-up, see a doctor immediately.

– Eat healthy foods and drink lots of clean water

(1) REMEMBER – your emergency preparedness kit should include a minimum three-day supply of water for evacuations (2 weeks for home) for your entire household.  This means approximately one gallon per person, per day for washing and drinking.

– If water supplies are compromised and you are unable to boil water for one minute (three minutes at high elevation), you can create drinkable water by using un-scented disinfecting bleach such as Clorox.  You can also use bleach to clean non-porous surfaces in your home.

(1) To Disinfect Surfaces:  Use 1/4 cup bleach to 1 gallon of water, or as directed on the label, to disinfect hard, non-porous surfaces in your home.

(2) To Disinfect Water:  If you need to purify water during an emergency, (and do not have the means to boil it for 3-5 minutes), you must disinfect your water using bleach.  If water is clear, add 8 drops (1/8 tsp) of bleach per gallon of water.  If water is cloudy, add 16 drops (1/4 tsp) of bleach per gallon of water.  Mix the solution thoroughly and let it stand for about 30 minutes before using it.  Properly treated water should have a slight chlorine odor.  If it doesn’t, repeat dosage and allow water to stand an additional 15 minutes.  The treated water can be made drinkable by pouring it between clean containers several times.

GIVEAWAY

1 lucky winner on The Mommy-Files will win a $25 gift card!

WIN IT!!! (MANDATORY ENTRY)

– Tell me in a comment what you have done to prepare for an emergency during National Preparedness Month.

EXTRA ENTRIES:

– Vote for The Mommy-Files on Top Mommy Blogs (simply click on the button on the sidebar) – 1 ENTRY
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– Add my Mommy-Files button to your blog and include the URL – 1 ENTRY
– Comment on any Non-Giveaway post on The Mommy-Files – 1 ENTRY per post comment (no limit)
– Blog about this giveaway and include the URL – 5 ENTRIES

RULES:

– Contest will close at 11:59 p.m. PST on Wednesday, October 6th, 2010! Any entries after this time will be deleted!
– Contest open to U.S. residents only.

As a blog tour participant, I received information and giveaways from The Clorox Company and Consumer Queen at no cost to me.  I was compensated for my time by The Clorox Company for participating in this project.  All views are 100% my own.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

484 Responses to “National Preparedness Month – Plan After Disaster & $25 Giveaway”

  1. sandy says:

    have canned food and dog food and water for drinking and flushing/ water put on the side

  2. Daniel M says:

    i’m getting my car ready for the winter

  3. Mari says:

    I set aside bottled water, flares, canned goods, and a blanket.

  4. rebecca says:

    Water, canned food, flashlights, and radio all ready.

  5. Rebecca Graham says:

    I have flashlights, blankets, batteries, and bottled water.

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  7. Phyllis Adams says:

    I have a supply of canned foods , bottled water , blankets and medicine for each member of the family set aside.

  8. Kim says:

    I have purchased an extra propane tank for outdoor cooking in case the power goes out and stocked up on non-perishable items.

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  13. Tari L. says:

    Honestly, I have done nothing. I didn’t even know that it was National Preparedness Month.

  14. Mami2jcn says:

    I have put aside drinking water.

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  19. Amber G says:

    My family practiced a fire drill – we made sure the kids knew the best exits from different parts of the house

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  24. Heather S says:

    We always have a first aid kit on hand and extra drinking water

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  28. Linda Kish says:

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  30. shirley says:

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  33. Jennifer says:

    Have an ice chest full of ice and have bottled water, flashlights, batteries and food avaliable!

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  35. Jessie C. says:

    I’ve put extra batteries and wipes into the kit.

  36. Jessie C. says:

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  41. Pat says:

    I have been stocking up on canned food and water.

  42. Jessi says:

    We stocked up on water and put it in our closet

  43. marci says:

    i sat aside canned dog food and bought several gallons of drinking water.

  44. marci says:

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  45. Paul Duca says:

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  49. Alicia Webster says:

    We stock pile canned foods, water, and some freeze dried foods.

  50. Linda Fish says:

    I keep bleach on hand and batteries

  51. debp says:

    I have extra food, water and prescription medicines set aside.
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  53. Linda Kish says:

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  54. Nancy says:

    To be prepared, for an emergency, we have flashlights and extra batteries, non-perishable food and a manual can opener as well as Clorox , among other things!

  55. Nancy says:

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  57. Sunshyn V says:

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  59. Amanda W says:

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  63. Amanda W says:

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  65. Kristen says:

    We have some bottled water set aside in our garage in case of emergency.

  66. Kristen says:

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  67. Suzanne K says:

    I have bottled water, canned food, a solar powered radio/light, batteries, cash on hand, pet supplies and TP!

  68. Linda Lansford says:

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  69. Velvet Hubler says:

    Stocked up on dry goods and practiced emergency drill

  70. Linda Lansford says:

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  77. Emma Peel says:

    We prepare with canned foods, bottled water by the gallons, candles, flashlights, and radio.

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  78. Emma Peel says:

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  83. Tracy Robertson says:

    I recently put a 1/2 gallon of bottled water and a blanket in the trunk of my car. I plan to add more things to make a good disaster kit. You never know, you can be in a situation where you can get to your car, but not into your home.

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  86. sandra says:

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  89. Catalina K says:

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  99. H. Walker says:

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  104. Kelly Ann T. says:

    I also keep supplies on hand for my dogs. I have extra water for them and food too.

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  106. Kiara says:

    I have bought can goods,water, and flashlights.
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  107. Pat says:

    We live in earthquake country so have emergency bags both in the house and in the car.

  108. Pat says:

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  109. Kathy Rambousek says:

    Hubby has been through the CERT class and we have a few emergency kits packed. Hope we’ll never have to use them

  110. Kathy Rambousek says:

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  115. Deborah Wellenstein says:

    We live in tornado country, so we have our emergency supplies in the basement-mostly extra water-and a whistle!

  116. Deborah Wellenstein says:

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  117. Elaine says:

    I’ve assembled two 72-hour kit backpacks.

  118. Ericka T says:

    I have a 72 hour backpack in my trunk. I also have several first aid kits. I’ve been Red Cross first aid and CPR certified.

  119. Ericka T says:

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  120. Stephanie Vollowitz says:

    We stocked up on earthquake supplies and bought a new first aid kit
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  121. Christine says:

    lots of water and canned goods

  122. stephanie says:

    we’ve gone through a hurricane where we lost our house and lived with 5 (became 6) sons in a travel trailer in the backyard for a year. so we try to keep up to date as far as prepared. we rotated food form our 72 hour kits. (and here’s some advice – keep a brand new family game in the kit. you never know when you’ll be playing for a couple days straight – perhaps in your underwear because your storm shutters are up and you have no air conditioning – not saying we did, just saying – haha)

  123. Joy Bennett says:

    I have batteries and canned good on hand.

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  125. rob says:

    i have batteries and a weather radio handy.

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  127. Gail Crawford says:

    Stocking up on water and can foods.

  128. Holly G. says:

    We have wood for our woodstove so we can stay warm. We’ve also bought extra batteries.

  129. Debbie C says:

    We have one cabinet that is stocked with a radio, batteries, first aid kit, water and some dried snacks. We have flashlights in several locations throughout the house.

  130. Debbie C says:

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  131. shelly says:

    I have powdered milk on hand in case of emergency.

  132. Erin M. says:

    We have a tiny Box in our garage with chili cans and bottled water…But it’s not in a convenient location!

  133. Erin M. says:

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  134. Erin M. says:

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  137. Cynthia C says:

    I keep many gallons of water on hand for power failures since we are on a well.

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  141. Adrienne gordon says:

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  142. Linda says:

    I’ve put back water,flashlights,radio,canned foods and blankets.

  143. Denise B. says:

    Nothing, We always have everything we need on hand.

  144. Joni Mitchell says:

    We have stocked non-perishables

  145. joni mitchell says:

    We stock non perishables

  146. joni mitchell says:

    We stock non perishables

  147. Richard T. says:

    We live on the fifth floor and have built an emergency preparation kit.

  148. Monique Rizzo says:

    We stocked up on enough water to last our family of four 2 months.
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  149. Amy says:

    I have some cans of freeze dried food and lots of bottled water in case of emergency

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  150. Amy says:

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  156. McKim says:

    We have gotten a home first aid kit and discussed scenarios with our kids.

  157. Donna L says:

    We live in an area with a lot of storms, so we have an emergency kit.. In it we have a first aid kit, flashlights for everyone, canned food, bottle water and a portable stove.

  158. Barbara M says:

    I’ve bought extra cat litter, hard & soft cat food and bottled water.
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  159. Barbara M says:

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  165. Angie says:

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  168. Cynthia R says:

    I buy water and canned foods whenever it is on sale to always have stock. Same with batteries.

  169. Cynthia R says:

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  170. Cynthia R says:

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  171. Debbie Stanton says:

    What I have done to prepare is by typing up our Evacuation List… we always have a threat of forest firest in our area and a few years ago I developed a document that lists the items we would want/need to take and what room it is in and where it is… this way other people in the house could gather items too or if I wasn’t home, my husband and daughters could work the list. I listed the items beginning with most important. This list was put to use this year as we had a fire close and had to evacuate and it was extremely helpful and i stayed calm knowing i just had to follow the list and didn’t worry about forgetting something.

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  176. Shawnna says:

    keep more than a few days worth of food and water around the house.

  177. Susan S. says:

    My husband and i have a food and water storage for an emergency. We use to have 72 hour kits, but those have to be refilled or we would be eating stale food.

  178. Susan S. says:

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  179. Min says:

    I’ve got a kit.

  180. hj says:

    We actually have a high quality water filter but the filter needs changing so I’m going to order a new one just to be safe.
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  181. elizabeth p says:

    We make sure to have water on hand in bottles.

  182. Debra F says:

    Honestly, I haven’t done a thing! Luckily, my husband is like a boy scout – always prepared. Whatever you need, that man has it in his backpack.

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  186. Kelly Ann T. says:

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  187. Mia J. says:

    We have the first aid kit, blankets, water food, flashlights and have taken 1st aid classes.

  188. michele says:

    Thank you for the giveaway. I’ve actually created blog posts for emergency preparedness but, I had no idea that you could use bleach to steralize water! i’ve been trying to put a kit together. Especially since we live in a state where Tornados are common and hitting more and more. I have my first aid kit partially finished. Actually, I’m making 2 first aid kits. I’m putting one in the car and one in the house. I might make a third to put elsewhere.

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  191. Jennifer Reda says:

    i keep a flashlight in my car

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  198. April says:

    I recently took a lighter done in the basement….had plenty of candles but they won’t work without a lighter.

  199. nan lara says:

    so far i’ve made sure we had batteries for all of our flashlights
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  203. anna t. says:

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  205. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Make sure we have a load of batteries for flashlights and radios

  206. Amy says:

    We bought extra water and batteries and stocked up on candles.

  207. Rachel Newman says:

    I am a teacher and I have gone over emergency preparedness procedures with my students.

  208. Autumn b. says:

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  209. hippie4ever says:

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  217. Jeff says:

    I stock up on water and canned foods.

  218. loni says:

    We have first aid kits available

  219. Diane Baum says:

    We have made a plan of where to meet if there was a fire and we bought first aid kits

  220. Jodi says:

    I have stocked up on batteries and water.

  221. Not too much, but I should! We do have lots of bottled water, and we always use a brita.

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  223. nancy says:

    last year we purchased a generator before Hurricane ike and we run it every so often to keep it in good working order.

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  224. LAMusing says:

    We haven’t done enough! I have an OLD backpack filled with stuff that is probably no good anymore.

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  228. Norma says:

    We have flash lights, plenty of batteries and a decent amount of canned foods that do not need cooking.

  229. Jacob says:

    We got safety supplies like helmets and safety vests to make sure we are safe and can be seen!

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  233. Jimmy says:

    I bought a new flashlight in case of an emergency. Our old one didn’t work anymore.

  234. Sandra K321 says:

    I replaced all of our nightlights with LED nightlights/flashlights. When there is electricity these act like normal nightlights (with sensors to turn them off during the day) but when the power goes off they can be unplugged and used like LED flashlights.

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  236. Erin E says:

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  242. Patricia Treskovich says:

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  246. Suzanne Lewis says:

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  247. Marilyn says:

    honestly i havent done a single thing

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  248. Leslie Price says:

    I have made copies of all of my important documents to keep in a safe place in case of emergency.

  249. Paula Hafner says:

    We stocked up on batteries and canned goods.

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  253. Melanie says:

    We always have bottled water stocked up and batteries!

  254. Mike P says:

    We have scanned all essential docs, have a tub containing an emergency radio, water, food (non perishable), blankets and shoes for the entire family.

  255. Jill Myrick says:

    We are fortunate not to have to deal with hurricanes and tornadoes here in the mountains. But do have to deal with flooding and sometimes heavy snow.
    So we have purchased a generator, have dry food, water , blankets and flashlights on hand just in case of and emergency.

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  260. Erica C. says:

    We have bottled water, a radio, and blankets set aside just incase.

  261. Kat Emerick says:

    I have a weather radio, blankets, snacks , regular can opener, can goods such as fruit. ( if you have no electric or gas , fruit will feed you) bowl, cups, untensiles, pet snacks and food, water bowl for pets, bottles of water, first aid kit, batteries, make sure cars are gassed up for evacuations,candles…. I have lived thr HURRICANES and I learned to be prepared.

  262. Amy Delong says:

    packed a bag of things I need in an emergency!
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  263. Joanne Schultz says:

    I have batteries in my flashlights and I’ve got a supply of water.
    We don’t usually have emergencies in our area.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  272. Carol G says:

    I have replenished my battery supply.

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  274. Candace says:

    I have a crank/solar radio. Very interesting post! thanks!

  275. We’ve done nothing yet and should probably get right on that.

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  281. Susan Smith says:

    We have our supplies in the basement where we go when we have tornado warnings.

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  285. Jenny says:

    We created a kit with nonperishable food and water, and a flashlight!

  286. Nicole Greene says:

    I made an emergency kit for the car with water, some food, flashlight, etc.

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  292. barbara wright says:

    Well…. first let me tell you what my neighbor does and then mine won’t seem QUITE so bad 🙂 As soon as she hears a storm is coming, she runs out to get a manicure and pedicure. The first thing I do is run out and get flour and eggs. I’m a stress baker – I bake whenever things get bad. So if I’m trapped in the house, I’d go crazy if I couldn’t bake something. My family loves it when it snows because then they have lots of good food to eat 🙁

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  298. I actually had never thought about emergency prep until I saw these giveaways popping up. And I felt pretty bad that I was so unprepared! I’ve started setting aside a few canned goods and jugs of water. It’s a start!

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  303. joseph newby says:

    In order to avoid disasters I moved to Oregon

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  308. Lynda E says:

    We bought a new waterproof “emergency box” and restocked it with food, water and meds.

  309. Laura says:

    We made an emergency kit with food, water and supplies

  310. kathy pease says:

    i do have a well stocked pantry ,first aid kit and lots of candles..but i know i could do better 🙁

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  316. Ken says:

    In our kit we have bottled water, rechargable radio, flashlights, canned and dry food. We also have extra food for our cat.

  317. Jennifer says:

    We keep some extra canned goods and bottled wate.

  318. Ro says:

    Living with hurricanes, being prepared means having bleach for water, making plenty of ice in advance in large containers, canned foods, crackers, peanut butter, flash lights, portable radio, and plenty of batteries, and a cooler.. Having a grill comes in handy as well.

  319. meme says:

    New batteries in flashlights and smoke detectors. Extra water and canned food

  320. brian e. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…we recently purchased a weather radio, and a portable generator to prepare for weather related events.

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  323. Gena says:

    We got new flashlights and batteries and made sure they are handy throughout the house!

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  328. Rosey says:

    We purchased two kerosene lamps for when the power goes out (as it inevitably does every winter).

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  331. missy says:

    i have bought extra batteries in case of an emergency.

  332. Michelle Tucker says:

    We have a box filled with items to use in case of emergencies, such as first aid kit, food, water, batteries, flash lights.

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  335. Lisa L says:

    I have purchased a first aid kit and several flashlights!

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  339. kimbly says:

    We have a bag with a “human powered” radio and hand crank flashlight – also with candles. It’s our hurricane kit!

  340. R Hicks says:

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  347. Sand says:

    We have an escape plan and first aid kits and that’s about it.

  348. Chrysa says:

    I checked the batteries in our weather radio.

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  352. Well after several blackouts over the last few months and not having any flashlights we ran out and picked a few up

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  358. Sarah L says:

    Have a plan. Have water, food, weather radio, flashlights, batteries.

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  361. Veronica Garrett says:

    I have prepared an emergency kit and a plan for evacuation if necessary.

  362. Gianna says:

    Got more first aid kit supplies.

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  365. Betty C says:

    I have a flashlight with extra batteries and candles.

  366. Betty C says:

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  370. Charlene Kuser says:

    I have stocked my pantry with canned goods,have fresh batteries in my flashlights,bought
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