You’re going to need supplies not just to get through the storm but for a potentially lengthy aftermath. During a disaster event, you and your family will require specific items, so assemble supplies beforehand, including for various locations (home, work, vehicle).
If you need to go to a public shelter, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend bringing items that can help protect you and others from COVID-19, such as hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, bar or liquid soap, disinfectant wipes (if available) and two masks for each person (children under 2 years old and people having trouble breathing should not wear face coverings).
Your emergency supply kit should include:
Consider which items are needed to meet your unique family needs, including how many family members you have, their age, diet, health and mobility, as well as the conditions in your location (cold climate, hot climate, etc.). Prepare separate sets of emergency supplies for your vehicle and workplace that can last at least 24 hours, as you may not know where you will be when an emergency occurs, and always include essential medications.
All information from: NOAA, FEMA, FLASH, the Red Cross, Alabama EMA.
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