Village of
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Herkimer County, NY
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Disaster Supplies Kit

September 09, 2013
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HERKIMER COUNTY OFFICE FOR THE AGING            

PRESS RELEASE-For Immediate Release                                      

Contact: Nora Stever 867-1370


September 9, 2013                                                                             
 

September is National Preparedness Month.

Here are a few tips on how to:
Prepare a Disaster Supplies Kit

Be ready if a disaster strikes by assembling a few supplies that are ready at a moment's notice. Store them in an easy to carry container such as a backpack or duffel bag. Be sure to include:

  • A battery powered radio, a flashlight and plenty of batteries.
  • A first aid kit, prescription medications, and an extra pair of glasses.
  • A supply of water. Store water in sealed unbreakable containers, identifying the storage date and replace every 6 months.
  • A supply of non-perishable food and a non-electric can opener, plus any special foods you require. Include peanut butter, crackers, granola bars, and other high energy foods. 
  • A change of clothing, rain gear, and sturdy shoes.
  • Blankets.
  • A list of style and serial numbers of medical devices such as pacemakers.
  • An extra set of car keys.
  • Identification, credit cards, cash and photocopies of important family documents.
  • Matches in waterproof container.   

Please contact Herkimer County Office for the Aging or NY Connects for more information at 315-867-1415 or http://www.herkimercounty.org/; go to departments, then Office for the Aging. Or go to ready.gov/pledge.