We All Know That Water Is Critical For Life
In the event of a disaster or crisis, often one of the first things to be disrupted is access to clean, drinkable water. In an emergency, having a supply of clean water for drinking, cooking, and hygiene is a top priority. If a natural or man-made disaster strikes your community, you might lose access to clean water. How many of us are prepared for such situations where clean water could become scarce or unavailable? The time to get ready for an emergency is now – before disaster strikes. Take steps now to store emergency water supplies.
How Much Water To Store?
It is generally recommended that you store at least 1 gallon of water per person per day. In an emergency, drink at least 2 quarts of water a day, 3 to 4 quarts a day if you are in a hot climate, pregnant, sick, or a child. If supplies run low, don’t ration water. Drink the amount you need today and look for more tomorrow. Don’t risk dehydration. You should store enough water to last for two weeks.
You can safely store potable water and your emergency supplies in one location using a Camel Water Survival Center©. It’s easy and convenient. The unique, freestanding Camel Water Survival Center© storage system is ideal for storing approximately 200 Gallons of clean drinking water along with your emergency supply kit in a functional and attractive storage cabinet.
If a disaster strikes your community, you might not have access to food, water, or electricity for some time. You should have emergency kits for your home, office, school, and car. Here are some steps you can take to help your family stay safer and healthier during and after a disaster.
Pack an emergency supply kit. Here’s what you’ll need:
Food and Water
Water— at least one gallon per person, per day
Food—easy-to-make and won’t spoil
Manual can opener
Battery powered, solar, or hand crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
Cell phone with chargers
Health and safety supplies
First Aid Kit
Medicine (7-day supply), other medical supplies, and paperwork about any serious or on-going medical condition
Soap, toothbrush, and other personal care items
You should also keep:
Family and emergency contact information
Copies of important documents such as insurance cards, immunization records, etc.
Map(s) of the area
Extra set of car keys and house keys
Link to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention page, Emergency Preparedness and You http://emergency.cdc.gov/preparedness/kit/disasters