What to stock for a disaster
October 2, 2008 · Updated 1:37 PM
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.