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Escambia County residents should have basic supplies on hand in order to survive for at least three days if an emergency occurs. Below are some basic items that every emergency supply kit should include. However, it is important that individuals review this list and consider where they live and the unique needs of their family in order to create an emergency supply kit that will meet these needs. Individuals should also consider having at least two emergency supply kits, one full kit at home and smaller portable kits in their workplace, vehicle or other places they spend time. 

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Tools, Food and Other Supplies
Paper plates
Plastic utensils
Flashlights 
Battery-operated radio
Spare batteries
Non-electric can opener
Fire extinguisher
Tent
Signal Whistle
Matches
Aluminum foil
Plastic storage containers
Garbage bags
Small shovel
Sleeping bags
Hygiene items
3-day supply of nonperishable food

First Aid Kit
Latex or other sterile gloves
Sterile dressings to stop bleeding
Soap and antibiotic towelettes
Antibiotic ointment
Burn ointment
Adhesive bandages
Eye wash solution
Thermometer
Scissors and tweezers
Petroleum jelly/lubricant
Daily prescription medications such as insulin, heart medicine and inhalers
Prescribed medical supplies such as glucose and blood pressure equipment
Aspirin/pain reliever 
Anti-diarrhea medication 
Antacid and laxative

Water
Store in plastic containers.
Plan for at least five days: One gallon of water per person, per day.
Save empty two-liter bottles during hurricane season to fill with water before a storm arrives. 
Fill bathtubs and sinks with water for sanitation use. To purify, boil water for one full minute at a rolling boil then let it cool.
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