Health Department Urging Emergency Supply Kits for Possible Rolling Blackouts

Friday, June 10, 2011 - 8:49am

In response to reports of possible rolling blackouts throughout our area in the coming days, the City of El Paso Department of Public Health is urging residents to prepare for extended power outages and the possibility of loss of running water. The first step should include creating an Emergency Supply Kit which should include the following:
· Water-2 gallons per day, per person
· Non-perishable food, plastic plates, utensils, hand-operated can opener
· Battery-powered or hand-crank radio
· Flashlights
· Batteries
· Extra cell phone battery and car charger
· Hand sanitizer, wipes, bleach
· Document bag that includes insurance, medical cards, bank account information, list of medications with dosages and doctors’ phone numbers

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