The Lawrence Township Emergency Management Office recommends that citizens keep enough supplies at home to meet family needs for at least 72 hours, since it may take that long before outside assistance is available from the state or federal government. Home disaster supply kits should be made up from sturdy and easy to carry containers such as backpacks, duffel bags or large trash containers in the event that you may have to evacuate and take your emergency supplies with you. These emergency supply kits should contain a number of things including the following:
Three day supply of water (1 gallon per person, per day)
A three-day supply of non-perishable, packaged or canned food.
One change of clothing for each member of the family.
Rain gear or coats depending on the time of year.
Blankets or sleeping bags for each member of the family.
A battery powered radio with extra batteries.
Two flashlights with batteries.
Emergency candles and matches.
Sanitation supplies (toilet paper, handy wipes, etc.).
A first aid kit and any prescription medications needed.
Extra pair of prescription glasses.
Special care items for infants, elderly or disabled family members (medications, formula etc..).
Small writing tablet with two or three pencils.
Manual can and bottle opener.
Pocketknife or multi-purpose type tool.
Recommend $50 to $100 money in cash, since electronic teller machines may not be working due to power outages.
Reading materials or games to help pass the time