Mississippi State Department of Health

Disaster Supplies and Preparedness Calendar

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Using this calendar, your family can assemble an emergency kit in small steps over a six-month period.

The Family Disaster Supplies & Preparedness Calendar is intended to help you take appropriate preparedness actions and create a 3- to 7-day disaster supply kit before the next emergency happens. Follow the calendar to make plans and assemble an emergency kit in small steps over the next six months.

Check off the items you collect or the actions you take during the week. Supplies may be stored all together in a large plastic garbage can with wheels. Perishable supplies and water should be rotated every six months.

You should store at least 1 to 2 gallons of water per person for each day. This water is for drinking and sanitation.

Week 1

Grocery Store:

Miscellaneous Items:

To Do:

Week 2

Grocery Store:

Miscellaneous Items:

To Do:

Week 3

Grocery Store:

Miscellaneous Items:

To Do:

Week 4

Hardware Store:

To Do:

Week 5

Grocery Store:

Miscellaneous Items:

To Do:

Week 6

Grocery Store:

Miscellaneous Items:

To Do:

Week 7

Grocery Store:

Miscellaneous Items.

To Do:

Week 8

Hardware Store:

To Do:

Week 9

Grocery Store:

Miscellaneous Items:

To Do:

Week 10

Grocery Store:

Miscellaneous Items:

To Do:

Week 11

Grocery Store:

To Do:

Week 12

Hardware Store:

To Do:

Week 13

Grocery Store:

Miscellaneous Items:

To Do:

Week 14

Grocery Store:

Miscellaneous Items:

To Do:

Week 15

Grocery Store:

To Do:

Week 16

Hardware Store:

To Do:

Week 17

Grocery Store:

Miscellaneous Items:

To Do:

Week 18

Grocery Store:

Miscellaneous Items:

To Do:

Week 19

Grocery Store:

To Do:

Week 20

Hardware Store:

To Do:

Week 21

Grocery Store:

Miscellaneous Items:

Week 22

Grocery Store:

Miscellaneous Items:

Week 23

Grocery Store:

Week 24

Hardware Store:

Keeping supplies fresh

The following items should be used or replaced at the suggested time:

Use within 6 months:

Use within one year:

Long life: (if checked annually and in air tight containers and proper conditions)

Storage Tips

Generator Warning

Generators provide valuable assistance during power outages and other emergencies.  If you decide to purchase a generator, decide what items you would like to operate in a power outage.  If you are running electric cords from the generator directly to the item to be powered, ensure that you have heavy enough gauge wire to run the appliance.  If you are connecting the generator to your home's power, use a certified electrician to make the connections.  Improper connections to your home's electrical system can cause fire and electrocution.  NEVER run a generator in your home.  Carbon Monoxide poisoning and death can occur.  Generators should always be operated outside.



Links referenced

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