What To Put In A Tornado Emergency Kit

1. Water:

  • Store at least three days’ worth of water for each person in your household.
  • Use clean, unbreakable containers that can be easily carried.
  • Keep your water supply in a cool, dark place.

2. Food:

  • Pack enough non-perishable food for at least three days.
  • Choose foods that are high in calories and protein, and that will not spoil easily.
  • Include a variety of foods such as canned goods, dried fruits, nuts, and granola bars.

3. First Aid Kit:

  • Assemble a first aid kit that includes bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, and other essential medical supplies.

4. Medications:

  • If you or a family member take prescription medications, be sure to have at least a three-day supply on hand.
  • Keep your medications in a waterproof container.

5. Important Documents:

  • Make copies of important documents such as your driver’s license, passport, and insurance policies.
  • Store your copies in a waterproof container.

6. Flashlights and Batteries:

  • Pack a flashlight for each member of your household.
  • Include extra batteries as well.

7. Radio:

  • Have a battery-powered radio on hand to stay informed about the latest weather conditions.

8. Whistle:

  • A whistle can be used to signal for help if you are trapped in a tornado.

9. Dust Masks:

  • Dust masks can help to protect you from the dust and debris that can be created by a tornado.

10. Garbage Bags:

  • Garbage bags can be used to protect your belongings from water damage.

11. Sturdy Shoes:

  • Wear sturdy shoes that will protect your feet from debris.

12. Cash:

  • Keep some cash on hand in case ATMs and credit card machines are not working.
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