by Roger Corrado
Is your Go-Bag ready in case of an Emergency?
Roger Corrado volunteers in the computer room and between his duties at the Center he also is involved with Emergency Preparedness Training.
In case of an emergency, Roger recommends preparing a Go-Bag you can grab at a moment’s notice.
To assemble your kit, store items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supplies kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins, a duffel bag or backpack. A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:
- Water – one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
- Food – at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
- Flashlight & extra batteries
- First aid kit & medication supplies
- Whistle to signal for help
- Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Manual can opener for food
- Local maps
- Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery
Call the State of Oregon Emergency Preparedness division to order a Go-Passport. Fill it out with your personal information, family member contact info, medication lists, etc.
Want a more complete list of how to prepare? Download FEMA’s Recommended Supplies List