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I wonder just how many other cities in Ohio are informing their citizens like this.LINK
CONSIDERATIONS FOR HOMEOWNERS
Food - Purchase a 14-30 day supply of canned goods and other packaged foods with a long shelf life.
Water - Purchase of 56-120 gallons of bottled water for cooking, drinking, limited bathing. (Swimming pool water is an alternative.) NOTE: Purchases of food and water should be made in the month of October to assure adequate supplies on hand. Use unscented chlorine bleach to treat the water as follows: 8 eyedropper drops per gallon; 1/2 teaspoon per five gallons. Rotate and replace your water every three months to ensure the bleach is working at full strength.
Firewood - Those having fireplaces need to make sure that their fire places are in good working order and that they have adequate wood supplies to keep burning 24 hours a day.
Prescription medications - Those prescriptions nearing a refill should be purchased in October/November to assure adequate amounts well into January.
Fuel - Additional reserves of gasoline, kerosene and diesel fuel should be kept on hand to operate fuel-burning heaters and/or generators. (There are serious hazards associated with this storage issue, however; all fuels should be kept outdoors or in well-ventilated areas outside of the living area.) Those persons owning propane outdoor grills should make sure that their tanks are full; consider buying a spare tank and having it filled.
Batteries - Make sure you have plenty of various sized batteries to power pocket radios, pocket-sized TV's, etc.
Candles - Consider the purchase of multiple sizes of candles to provide useful amounts of light during periods of darkness.
General non-perishable items - Consider the purchase of a generous supply of any essential items routinely used in the home whereby some additional supplies might be beneficial and ultimately consumed anyway.
-- y2k dave (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 02, 1999
Good post Dave!
-- Johnny (JlJTM@BELLSOUTH.NET), October 02, 1999.
The Chief of Police in Hudson would be comfortable on either this or Gary's forum. He's a card-qualified DoomBrood (TM) nearly a member. Probably lines his uniform dress cap with tinfoil. Has said a LOT about the "3 day storm" issue, none of it complimentary, and only about half suitable for a family forum....
-- Chuck, a night driver (email@example.com), October 02, 1999.