When earthquake and tsunami hit Japan this afternoon, it's a clear sign that we should be prepared just in case such unfortunate disaster happen again. I stumbled upon a Tsunami Survival Kit from the Bayanihan Online website, and would like to share this list, so we could all be prepared:
TSUNAMI SURVIVAL KIT
by Bayanihan Online
Clean drinking water.
Good enough for a week. Consider having at least 1 gallon per person per day.
Consider: juices in packs, carbonated drinks, coffee.
Also good enough for a week. Consider:
- snacks that are easy to store and carry (biscuits, cookies)
- non-perishable canned food such as corned beef, tuna, pork and beans, saussage)
- candies to maintan sugar in body and keep acidity at bay.
- bread that will last for a few days for carbo load.
- intant noodles, if you have the means to cook.
- IMPORTANT: food for babies and the elderly if you have them staying with you.
- spoons. Forks, knives, drinking cups
- non-electric can opener
- cooking stove and fuel, iff possible
- plastic bag
Consider having medicines for the following: feever and nausea, cough and cold, hypertension, diabetes, diarrhea, anti-tetanus, anti-leptospirosis, other prescription drugs you need to take. Also include asthma inhalers with extra nebules and other asthma medicines.
First Aid Kit
Must contain band-aids, gauze, tweezer, alcohol, antibiotic ointment, hydrogen peroxide, bandage scissors, absorbent dressings, antiseptic wipe packets, cold comrpress, gloves and thermometer.
Make sure that you have tissue wipes, toilet paper, sanitary napkins, diapers.
Those include toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap.
Blankets, towels, comforters, pillows.
You can put them in large garbage bags to keep from getting wet.
Extra clothes and underwear.
Put them in plastic bags to avoid getting wet. If you can, pack something that will last you for a few days.
Jackets, sweaters, socks, caps.
And anything else that will keep you warm and dry.
Emergency lights and flashlights.
Have reserves for batteries of different sizes, especially for radios and flashlights.
Must be portable, battery operated, has functional AM station.
Make sure the battery is fully charged, and that you have a spare one, too, in case of emergency. Also consider walie-talkies.
Banks and ATMs might not be available so make sure that you have ch with you.
Have copies of keysto the front door, back door, garage, car keys.
Items for pets.
Umbrellas and tents.
Water pails and dippers.
I hope this list may help you be prepared should tsumami or any calamity happen to our country.