Emergency supplies

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FORT MYERS, Fla. – After a storm, emergency officials have a saying, “The first 72 are on you.” It is a phrase commonly used because you are expected to be able to survive on your own for three days after any emergency.

After a storm, emergency crews may have a hard time getting to affected areas. That is why it is a good idea to have a supply kit stocked with emergency supplies to last you at least three days.

Important items

–One gallon of water per person, per day
–non-perishable food (and manual can opener)
–first aid kit
–flashlight and batteries
–hand sanitizer
–work gloves
–trash bags
–bug spray
–daily medications
–important documents

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