Retirement Yenta has just returned from the Holy Land, dear Readers! Retirement Yenta is visting her boychik, Max. What a beautiful place to be!
After this past week’s Frankenstorm, Sandy, Retirement Yenta would like to recommend to you, her dear Readers to have your home prepared for emergencies. RY was well prepared…here’s what she had in her home:
1. Water…enough for 3-7 days…one gallon per person per day.
2. Non-perishable food for 3-7 days. Items to consider are: non-perishable packaged or canned food/juices, foods for infants or the elderly, snack foods, non-electric can opener, cooking tools/fuel, paper plates/plastic utensils.
3. Blankets / Pillows, etc. (you wanna keep warm if the power goes out…and there are STILL people with the power out!)
4. Clothing – seasonal/rain gear/sturdy shoes
5. VERY IMPORTANT! First Aid Kit/Medicines/Prescription Drugs
6. Special Items – for babies and the elderly
7. Toiletries – hygiene items (You know you don’t want to live like a caveman!)
8. Moist wipes (Handy for a quick clean up!)
9. Flashlight/Batteries/Candles (be careful burning these…do not leave a lit candle unattended!!!)
10. Radio – Battery operated and NOAA weather radio
11. Cash – Banks and ATMs may not be open or available for extended periods.
13. Toys, Books and Games (You’ve gotta pass the time somehow!!)
14: Important documents – in a waterproof container such as insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.
15. Document all valuables with videotape if possible
16. Tools – keep a set with you during the storm
17. Keep your vehicle fuel tanks filled
18. If you have a pet, you will need a pet kit too!
- proper identification/immunization records
- ample supply of food and water
- a carrier or cage
- muzzle and leash
- a cute pet coat or dress to make you smile (take a smile anywhere you can get it in an emergency)