How to Keep Safe in Large Scale Emergencies
With the recent devastating earthquakes in Japan and Ecuador, flooding in Texas, winter storms in Colorado, do you have a plan of action for an emergency? Just one storm, earthquake, fire or other emergency could disrupt power, food supplies, and even the cell phone services we rely on daily. Over 800,000 Americans are affected by catastrophes each year. Your BBB would like to provide you with the following tips from the Department of Foods and Nutrition, School of Consumer and Family Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
Let’s start with food safety and preparedness. Suggestions include keeping on-hand at least one week of non-perishable food and drinks. Specific foods and supplies will depend on foods you prefer, whether you are caring for infants, and certain health conditions. Here are some things to keep in mind: