Assembling a Disaster Kit
Assemble supplies you might need in an evacuation. Store them in an easy-to-carry container such as a backpack or duffle bag.
1. A supply of water (one gallon per person per day).
2. Store water in sealed, unbreakable container.
3. Identify the storage date and replace every six months.
4. A change of clothing, rain gear and sturdy shoes.
5. Blankets or sleeping bags.
6. A first aid kit and prescription medication.
7. A battery-powered radio, flashlight and plenty of extra batteries.
8. Special items for infants, elderly or disabled family members.
9. Sanitary supplies i.e, toilet paper; feminine supplies and soap.
10. Personal identification documents such as passports, birth certificates, residency cards etc.
Tropical Disturbance or Wave- A cluster of
clouds and thunderstorms in the tropics without a
defined circulation, moving from east to west.
Tropical Storm- A rotating system of strong
thunderstorms with top sustained winds of 39 to
73 miles per hour. Tropical storms are dangerous
by themselves, and can quickly develop into
hurricanes. Storms are named when they reach
Hurricane- A tropical cyclone with pronounced
counter-clockwise rotation, low-pressure centre
and sustained wind speeds of 74 miles per hour.
courtesy James Janmohamed