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Troop 721 Milford, CT -  Emergency Preparedness 
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You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least three days. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours, or it might take days. In addition, basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment, and telephones may be cut off for days, or even a week or longer. Recommended Items to Include in a Basic Emergency Supply Kit:     Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation     Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food     Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both     Flashlight and extra batteries     First aid kit     Whistle to signal for help     Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place     Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation     Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities     Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)     Local maps     Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
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