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October 29, 2012

Emergency Supply Kit

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The Daily Star

---- — The Village of Sidney distributed a list of emergency supplies to have in case of emergencies, including times without electricity, water or heat, or an evacuation. The suggested items included: 

- A portable battery-operated radio, flashlights and extra batteries. 

-A supply for three or more days of water -- one gallon per person per day; a three- to five-day supply of nonperishable foods that do not require refrigeration, such as peanut butter, crackers and other high-energy foods.

-A manual can opener.

-Clothing, rain gear and sturdy shoes for each family member, and sleeping bags or blankets. 

-A week's supply of prescription medications, and items for infants and for elderly or other relatives with special needs.

-Identification, credit cards, photocopies of important family documents, including home insurance information, lists of important medical information, family physicians and serial numbers of medical devices, such as pacemakers.