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H1N1 Stay Kit

Stay Home Kit_LYou will need to stay home if you become ill.  It is suggested that you prepare an emergency kit in case of an extended stay at home or simply just to ease your burden if you are ill.  In addition, this type of kit is helpful to have on hand in case of other types of emergencies such as severe weather. The following items are suggested:
  • 2 week supply of non-perishable food (and a manual can opener)
  • 2 week supply of water (1 gallon per person per day)
  • First Aid kit containing thermometer, fever reducers (such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, or aspirin), cough/cold medications, anti-nausea medications, anti-diarrhea medications, band-aids, antibiotic ointment, etc.
  • Sports drinks or other beverages that contain electrolytes to treat dehydration
  • Back-up supply of prescription medications
  • Supplies for babies, elderly individuals, or others in your household with special needs (Don’t forget your pets)
  • Tissues, toilet paper, paper towels, and trash bags
  • Hand soap, alcohol-based hand sanitizer, and cleaning supplies
  • Battery-powered radio, flashlight, and extra batteries
  • List of emergency contacts, important family documents, and cash.
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each family member
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