What to stock for a disaster

Water - Store one gallon of water per person per day.

Food - Store at least a three-day supply of nonperishable food for each person. Select lightweight and compact items and rotate the food supply every six months.

Medications - Keep on hand nonprescription medications such as aspirin, and other items such as rubbing alcohol and a antiseptic or hydrogen peroxide.

First-aid kit - Things to include are: bandages, gauze pads, scissors, tweezers, soap, thermometer and latex gloves, among others.

Tools and supplies - Have ready items such as: paper plates and cups, a battery-operated radio and extra batteries, a flashlight and extra batteries, a utility knife, fire extinguisher, shut-off wrench for gas and water lines and matches in a waterproof container.

Sanitation - This includes: paper towels, personal hygiene supplies, garbage bags, disinfectant and household chlorine bleach.

Clothing and bedding - Have on hand sturdy shoes or work boots, rain gear, blankets or sleeping bags, hats and gloves.

* You can pick up a complete disaster-kit checklist at the City Administration Building, 8020 Railroad Ave. S.E., Snoqualmie.

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