EMER­GENCY KITS

Isis Town and Country - - Koian News - By GIN GIN SES ACT­ING LO­CAL CON­TROLLER KEL­LIE BOL­STAD

IT’S es­sen­tial to have an emer­gency kit pre­pared well be­fore a storm hits and en­sure ev­ery­thing is in work­ing or­der and has not ex­pired.

All house­hold­ers should know where the kit is stored and what to do in an emer­gency.

The fol­low­ing list is a guide to as­sist you in pre­par­ing your house­hold:

Your im­por­tant doc­u­ments should be placed in a sealed bag, along with cash money.

En­sure you have at least one torch per per­son.

If you have in­fants or small chil­dren, pack ex­tra for­mula and nap­pies and make sure you have your es­sen­tial med­i­ca­tion.

A bat­tery-op­er­ated ra­dio will keep you in­formed and up­dated on the storm sit­u­a­tion.

Spare bat­ter­ies for your ra­dio, torches and mo­bile phones are a must, as power dis­rup­tions do oc­cur in a storm.

Hav­ing a ba­sic first aid kit is es­sen­tial for mi­nor med­i­cal ac­ci­dents.

Depend­ing on the storm, hav­ing at least three days worth of non-per­ish­able foods, a can opener and wa­ter.

Toi­letries and per­sonal-care prod­ucts are es­sen­tial, as per­sonal hy­giene and show­er­ing can be dif­fi­cult with­out run­ning wa­ter.

Have wa­ter­proof bags to keep cloth­ing and bed­ding dry.

For more in­for­ma­tion go to www.ge­tready.qld.gov.au for all the fact sheets to be storm ready.

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