Storm Prep: What to Pack in Your Emergency Go Bag

Severe 'Frankenstorm' being forecasted for early next week reminds us how important it is to have a "go bag" packed in case of emergency (10 Photos)

Meg Hemphill on Mar 2, 2012 at 5:09PM

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Storm Prep: What to Pack in Your Emergency Go Bag

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First Aid and Medication

A first aid kit, even a basic one with bandages, gauze, scissors and tape, is one of the most crucial elements in a go bag. "Any first aid kit is good to have, like a pre-made one from Target or even the dollar store," says Huston. "A majority of the injuries that occur in an earthquake are cuts or bruises from broken glass or small objects that fall on people; you want to be able to take care of minor injuries yourself, which takes the strain off of emergency responders who will be dealing with the most critically injured." Aside from first aid supplies, pack any necessary medications including pet meds, a list of all prescriptions and an extra pair of prescription eyeglasses.

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