President Obama has declared September as National Preparedness Month, so it’s a great time to review what steps you can take to protect yourself and your family during a disaster or emergency.
Ready.gov, which is run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA, has information available to individuals and families who are creating emergency plans. Water plays an important role in our daily lives so it would have to be a part of a family's emergency kit.
For things to consider when determining how much water should be stored in case of an emergency, the following information is taken directly from Ready.gov’s Water page:
• One gallon of water per person per day, for drinking and sanitation.
• Children, nursing mothers and sick people may need more water.
• A medical emergency might require additional water.
• If you live in a warm weather climate more water may be necessary. In very hot temperatures, water needs can double.
• Keep at least a three-day supply of water per person.
DrinkTap.org also has a lot of valuable info available on this subject on it's Water Security pages.
Happy National Preparedness Month!