The Central Pacific Hurricane season is from June 1 to November 30. That means the possibility of a hurricane is more likely to happen during this period. In the event of an emergency, basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment, and telephones may not be available for days, or even a week or longer. You may be asked to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take only the essentials with you.
Your disaster supplies kit should contain essential food, water, and supplies for at least three days. You may also consider having supplies for sheltering for up to two weeks. Keep this kit in a designated place and have it ready in case you have to leave your home quickly. Make sure all family members know where the kit is located.
Maintaining Your Disaster Supplies Kit
Consider the following when gathering your food supplies:
The general rule is at least one gallon of water per person per day. A normally active person needs at least one-half gallon of water daily just for drinking.
How much water do I need?
If storing water in plastic soda bottles
Thoroughly clean the bottles with dishwashing soap and water, and rinse completely so there is no residual soap. Sanitize the bottles by adding a solution of 1 teaspoon of non-scented liquid household chlorine bleach to a quart of water. Swish the sanitizing solution in the bottle so that it touches all surfaces. After sanitizing the bottle, thoroughly rinse out the sanitizing solution with clean water.
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