FDPP Month Two (Family Disaster Preparedness Plan) is available below...
The Family Disaster Preparedness Plan Month Two is free and covers Emergency Water Storage along with three informational pages to download and print for your Family Disaster Preparedness Plan.
Water is essential for survival. The ground trembling and shaking caused by earthquakes can crack or break the lines that bring fresh water to your house. Stocking water reserves and learning how to purify contaminated water should be among your top priorities in preparing for a disaster. At the very minimum, you should store a 72 Hour Emergency Supply of Water for each member of your family.
Emergency officials estimate that you should plan on being self-sufficient for the first 72 hours following a major disaster. But, as most people know, in reality it may take your community depending on where you live weeks or months to get back to normal. Therefore, it’s highly recommended that you store at least a two week supply of water for each member of your family. As we know, everyone’s needs differ depending on their age, physical condition, activity, diet and climate, the amount of water you will need to store may vary from official recommendations.
The fact is that an active individual needs to drink at least two quarts of water each day, and hot environments can double that amount. You will also need additional water for food preparation and hygiene purposes. As a general rule store a total of three gallons of water per person, per day.
Emergency Storage Water Barrels can be used for a number of things besides emergency water supply storage. Use them as rain barrels, store a variety of dry goods in them, or as your family’s 72 Hour Emergency Kit container. We recommend that you stash your emergency water barrels in the bushes outside your house so that you can access them easily following a major disaster such as an earthquake.