Watches, Warnings & Advisories for Sunflower Co.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Disaster Preps: Week 1

We'll start this series of disaster preparedness weekly shopping lists off with a few extra items from the grocery store:

(Note: Items marked with a * should be purchased for each person in your household)

Weekly Purchases:
  • 1 gallon of water*
  • 1 small jar peanut butter*
  • 1 large can juice*
  • 1 can meat* (this could be chili, tamales, spaghetti, stew, etc)
  • Hand-operated can opener
  • Instant coffee, tea, powdered soft drinks
  • Permanent marking pen
  • Pet food if needed
  • Baby supplies (diapers, baby food) if needed
Concerning bottled water: 1 case of water (24 count, 16oz bottles) contains 3 total gallons of water, enough for three people for one day.

Action Items for the week:
  • Develop a family disaster plan.  You can find more information about family plans at
  • Date each perishable food item using the permanent marking pen

Preview for next week - a quick trip to the hardware section or store

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