Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

September is National Preparedness Month

Tuesday - Sep 27, 2011

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Encourages Citizens to Take Part during National Preparedness Month

Champaign, IL - The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is encouraging citizens to take time during National Preparedness Month and prepare for potential disasters. A disaster can strike at any time and being prepared is the best way to help protect yourself and your family.

The American Public Health Association (APHA) recommends that all households have at least a three-day supply of food and water stored in their homes; one to two weeks is preferred if ample storage space is available. An emergency preparedness stockpile should contain drinking water, at least one gallon per person per day, non-perishable food supplies that are not high in salt, household emergency supplies such as a flashlight, portable radio, batteries and a manual can opener and medical supplies including prescription medications and a first aid kit. Don't forget about extra supplies for pets too. Keep extra food, water and medications for pets as well.

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