I recently read that parliament decided not to pay for the 72 hour disaster kit for high paid civil servants.
That got me thinking…what is a 72 hour disaster kit?
As it turns out, I am not alone. 42 percent of Canadians are not ready for a flood, earthquake, ice storm, extended power blackout, terrorist attack or other disaster.
I guess I can only live in ignorance for so long. I was in Durham Region for the blackout a couple of years ago. I listened to the concern over the chance that the terrorist might target the Pickering Power Plant after September 11th. I sign my children’s permission slip for administration of potassium iodide.
Well, what should you do to prepare for disasters?
Public Safety Canada suggests that an emergency kit should include:
You might also include items like toilet paper, blankets, extra clothing and shoes, other personal care items, or maybe a whistle to attract attention.
I think my grocery list just got longer.