Decking the Halls with Preparedness

"These gift ideas provide a great starting point for being prepared for an emergency or disaster," said FEMA Region V Acting Regional Administrator Janet Odeshoo.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Region V office has issued holiday gift recommendations that will help recipients protect their family members and friends during an emergency. "A gift to help prepare for emergencies could be life-saving for friends and family," said FEMA Region V Acting Regional Administrator Janet Odeshoo. "These gift ideas provide a great starting point for being prepared for an emergency or disaster."

Supplies for an emergency preparedness kit include:

  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Solar-powered cell phone charger
  • Smoke detector and/or carbon monoxide detectors
  • First aid kit
  • Fire extinguisher and fire escape ladder
  • Enrollment in a CPR or first aid class
  • Books, coloring books, crayons, and board games for children, in case the power goes out
  • Personal hygiene comfort kit, including shampoo, body wash, wash cloth, hairbrush, comb, toothbrush, toothpaste, and deodorant
  • A waterproof pouch or backpack containing any of the above items or with such things as a rain poncho, moist towelettes, work gloves, batteries, duct tape, whistle, food bars, etc.

Holiday shoppers might also consider giving a winter car kit equipped with a shovel, ice scraper, emergency flares, fluorescent distress flags, and jumper cables. For animal lovers, a pet disaster kit with emergency food, bottled water, toys, and a leash makes a good gift, according to the agency.

For more information, preparedness tips, or other gift ideas, visit www.Ready.gov.

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