Post readies for active storm season
A 1989 satellite image shows Hurricane Hugo, which reached the Fort Jackson area as a Category 4 storm, causing moderate damage.

Basic emergency Kit

Water - at least one gallon per person per day for at least three days
Food - nonperishable food for at least three days
Manual can opener, preferably on a multi-tool
Reusable plates, cups, utensils, saucepan (note, a metal bowl can double as a cup or plate) First aid kit
Prescription medications, medical equipment, care aids, extra eye glasses
N95- or N100-rated dust masks
Personal sanitation supplies, such as moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties
Hand-crank or battery operated flashlight
Hand-crank radio or battery operated cell phone charger
All-hazards NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) weather radio
Extra batteries at the size required
Brightly colored plastic poncho (can be used as shelter, clothing or a marker)
Weather appropriate clothing to keep your family warm and dry
Any tools needed for turning off utilities
Local maps and your family emergency plan
Your command reporting information - know the Army Disaster Personnel Accountability and Assessment System
Important documents, including birth certificates, Social Security cards, passports, wills, medical and financial power of attorney, medical instructions, insurance policies, property documents, bank and credit card account numbers, inventory of household goods
Emergency preparedness handbook
Cash

Additional considerations
Infant supplies, including formula and diapers
Pets supplies, including food, water, medication, leash, travel case and documents
Disinfectant
Matches or flint in a waterproof container
Sleeping bag or other weather-appropriate bedding for each person
Coats, jackets and rain gear
Fire extinguisher
Paper and pencil
Books, games, puzzles, toys and other activities for children
Any items necessary for a specific type of disaster

For more information, visit http://www.acsim.army.mil/readyarmy/Emergency_Kit_Fact_Sheet.pdf

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