Get Ready; Stay Ready Campaign 2015

August – Sanitation and Hygiene Supplies

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The “Get Ready; Stay Ready” campaign focus for the month of August is on gathering the hygiene and sanitation supplies necessary to take adequate care of yourself in the days and weeks following a disaster. This task can be easily overlooked with all the additional concerns that may exist in the wake of a life-disrupting event. It not only helps keep you physically healthy but can also contribute to your mental well-being as well as it provides a sense of routine and normalcy. Consider the items below and determine which items are appropriate for your go kit/emergency supplies. Also, the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) offers some great tips on personal hygiene and sanitation care following a disaster. This information can be found @ http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/floods/sanitation.asp

  • Medium-sized plastic bucket with tight lid
  • Washcloth & towel
  • Towelettes, soap & hand sanitizer
  • Toothpaste & toothbrush
  • Shampoo
  • Comb, brush
  • Deodorant
  • Sunscreen
  • Razor & shaving cream
  • Lip balm
  • Insect repellant
  • Feminine supplies
  • Heavy-duty plastic garbage bags& ties for personal sanitation uses & toilet paper
  • Disinfectant
  • Small shovel for digging a latrine
  • Toilet paper
  • Contact lens solution
  • Mirror
  • Two, 1-gallon size ziplock bags

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