Shopping list for your family's Storm Safety Supply Kit - KUAM.com-KUAM News: On Air. Online. On Demand.

Shopping list for your family's Storm Safety Supply Kit

Posted: Updated:
It's important to stay prepared for whatever Mother Nature might bring, and this includes putting together a Storm Safety Supply Kit. There are several basic supplies needed for every disaster supply kit, and the first is fresh water. Members of the community should stock up on at least three days worth of fresh water. This stash of water should be enough to provide at least one gallon of water per person in your household, per day.

Stocking up on food is also essential. Families should plan to fill their pantries with at least a three to five day food supply of non-perishable packaged or canned goods. Basic tools such as can openers should also be readily available. You also need extra clothing, proper rain gear, and sturdy shoes.

And just in case a worst-case scenario does arise, a first-aid kit made up of essentials such as Band-Aids, bandages, and prescription medications needs to be stocked and ready to go. And although you might think it's standard for storm-veterans here on Guam, it's important not to forget other basics such as a battery-powered radio, flashlights, and lots of extra batteries. Identification cards, credit cards, cash, and important family documents should also be organized.

All of these items when put together, make for a complete disaster supply kit.

WEATHER LINKS TO BOOKMARK:
  • NEWS HEADLINESMore>>

  • Flu vaccination services available for island veterans

    Flu vaccination services available for island veterans

    Important news for our island veterans: the Guam VA will be holding several flu vaccination outreaches at various areas of the island in the coming weeks. To be eligible, veterans must be registered with the Guam Community-Based Outreach Clinic and possess a valid ID card or other form of identification. The first outreach will be held on Tuesday, November 28 from noon-3pm at the Mangilao Mayor's Office and then on Thursday, November 30 from 9am-noon at the Tamuning Gym. For more in...More >>
    Important news for our island veterans: the Guam VA will be holding several flu vaccination outreaches at various areas of the island in the coming weeks. To be eligible, veterans must be registered with the Guam Community-Based Outreach Clinic and possess a valid ID card or other form of identification. The first outreach will be held on Tuesday, November 28 from noon-3pm at the Mangilao Mayor's Office and then on Thursday, November 30 from 9am-noon at the Tamuning Gym. For more in...More >>
  • WSTCO files suit against GEDA, Ancestral Lands Commission

    WSTCO files suit against GEDA, Ancestral Lands Commission

    Local company WSTCO files a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Ancestral Lands Commission and the Administrator of GEDA.  The suit stems from the breach of a lease agreement for 10 acres of ALC land in Radio, Barrigada where a slaughterhouse was to be built.

    More >>

    Local company WSTCO files a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Ancestral Lands Commission and the Administrator of GEDA.  The suit stems from the breach of a lease agreement for 10 acres of ALC land in Radio, Barrigada where a slaughterhouse was to be built.

    More >>
  • Man charged with possessing child pornography released to his family

    Man charged with possessing child pornography released to his family

    A man who faces federal charges for receiving child pornography will be home for the holidays. On Friday morning, Joseph B. Pangelinan, Jr. was released to family and placed on electronic monitoring on the condition he stay off the Internet and away from children. Federal court documents show the alleged crime occurred two years ago, the content depicting minors being bound and involved in forced sexual acts. Pangelinan, who is represented by attorney Howard Trapp, pleaded not guil...More >>
    A man who faces federal charges for receiving child pornography will be home for the holidays. On Friday morning, Joseph B. Pangelinan, Jr. was released to family and placed on electronic monitoring on the condition he stay off the Internet and away from children. Federal court documents show the alleged crime occurred two years ago, the content depicting minors being bound and involved in forced sexual acts. Pangelinan, who is represented by attorney Howard Trapp, pleaded not guil...More >>
Powered by Frankly