What type supplies should I keep on hand for emergency situations?

It is recommended that a disaster supplies kit for your home and automobile be maintained at all times, with enough provisions to survive, unassisted, for at least 72 hours.

A typical kit for your home would include non-perishable food including:

  • Basic protective clothing and bedding
  • Battery powered flashlight and radio with extra batteries
  • Disposable plates and eating utensils
  • Duct tape
  • Extra medication
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Rope and plain chlorine bleach (for water disinfection)
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene supplies
  • Specialty items for babies and the elderly
  • Tool kit
  • Water (one gallon per person, per day)

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1. I have some old paint, paint thinner and motor oil to dispose of, where can I take it?
2. I have some building materials containing asbestos, where can I dispose of it?
3. Sewage is running across my neighbor's backyard and over into my yard, what should I do?
4. What protective actions should I take in the event of a tornado?
5. What type supplies should I keep on hand for emergency situations?
6. How do I find out if my house is located in a flood zone?
7. If public shelters are opened in Forsyth County for sever weather conditions, how do I find out where they are, when to go and what to take with me?
8. If I am deaf or have special medical needs, do I go to a regular public shelter?
9. What are the Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA) and North Carolina Right to Know reporting requirements for Forsyth County?
10. Who is required to report under the Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act (SARA)?
11. When is the deadline for submitting Tier Two Reports?