Basic Disaster Supply Kit

A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.

Try to assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency. You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You will probably not have time to search for the supplies you need or shop for them.

You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours or it might take days.

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Five Great Emergency Preparedness Holiday Gift Ideas

Contact: Ron Leix, MSP/EMHSD Public Information Officer, (517) 336-6464Agency: State Police Issued: Nov. 25, 2013 LANSING. The Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD) has developed a list containing five great emergency preparedness gift ideas for those kicking off the shopping season this holiday weekend. Preparedness items make…

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Replacing Your Important Papers

DENVER – Not only were Colorado homes damaged by the recent severe storms, flooding, landslides or mudslides, but many survivors also lost valuable personal documents.  The documents include everything from Social Security cards to driver licenses to credit cards.  The following is a partial list of ways to get duplicates…

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Got Water?

Has the water run dry in your emergency supply kit?  If so, it’s time to fill ‘er up!  One of the most essential components of a disaster-ready kit is water.  A well maintained kit prepares you before disaster strikes.  After an emergency, clean drinking water may not be available if…

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Wayne County Medical Reserve Corps

Mission Statement: It is the mission of the Wayne County Department of Public Health (WCDPH), Medical Reserve Corps to assist the public health department by providing quality volunteer health care professionals who can maintain services such as health, education and disease prevention during public health emergencies. Why Join Our MRC? To…

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