I'm eating perishable food out of the fridge first (won't last long with the power out), but may have to break into my emergency preparedness kit later today or tomorrow.
Thank goodness I got my kit together and I heeded these wise words: "during a disaster is not the time to prepare for a disaster". Some of the things I put in my kit are:
- Food (a bare minimum, three-day supply of items like canned soup, beans and veggies, and dehydrated camping meals), manual can-opener and bottled water (four litres per person per day).
- Battery-operated flashlight and battery-operated radio.
- Spare batteries (one can never have too many batteries).
- First aid kit.
- Extra car/house keys and cash.
- Important documents (birth certificate, insurance, etc.).
- Personal hygiene items and medications.
- Cat food for my geriatric feline, Cranky Pants.
As a precaution, my local government has issued an evacuation alert. I'm also carefully reviewing my emergency plan in case an evacuation order is ultimately issued. It outlines safe exits from my neighbourhood, the location of my local emergency shelter, out-of-province contact numbers and a designated place to reunite with family. Have to admit, having a plan has eased my stress. I'll know exactly what to do when - or if - the time comes.
- More entries:
- Day One: Outbreak
- Day Three: Close Encounter
- Day Four: Evacuation Order
- Day Five: Humans: 1, Zombies: 0. On the Road to Recovery
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