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Fluids with electrolytes and vitamins such as sports drinks like Gatorade
and Powerade
Health information for each member of the family stored in a water proof
Soap and alcohol-based hand sanitizer
Tissues and toilet paper
Sleeping bags or blankets
Flashlight and extra batteries
Battery powered radio and extra batteries
Matches in a waterproof container
Baby supplies such as diapers and bottles
Digital thermometer
Trash bags
Cleaning supplies
An extra credit card and money
Step 3. Listen for Information

Stay calm and get as many facts as you can.
• Listen for reports on the television, radio or Internet.
• Go to
for current
information. This may only be available in English.

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