Purchase Supplies

There are several things you should purchase to help you be prepared for a disaster, such as flashlights and batteries, bottled water, and food that doesn’t need to be cooked. You might want tarps to cover damaged sections of your home, if necessary. Consider purchasing a portable external battery for your cell phone.

The recommendation is that you have a minimum of three days of food and water for you, your family members and your pets. Most websites recommend a gallon of water per day per person or pet.

Assemble a family emergency kit with the items you may need in an emergency or evacuation. Store these supplies in sturdy, easy-to-carry containers, such as suitcases or covered storage bins. Click here for a link to a more comprehensive list of supplies prepared by the South Carolina Emergency Management Division.

Remember, be prepared; stay safe.

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