September's Featured Item: Clothing

We hope that you are on the right track to completing your emergency preparedness kits! This month's featured item is clothing. During an emergency, it is important to have clothing for any type of weather condition. Be sure to have appropriate clothing for the rain, heat, wind, and cold weather.

Here are some clothing items to consider:
  • Short and long sleeve shirts
  • Long pants and shorts
  • Gloves
  • Undergarments
  • Rain coat and poncho
  • Emergency heat blankets
  • Hats
  • Walking/ hiking shoes
  • Rain boots
  • Jackets
  • Socks

Walking Shoes
Consider keeping a pair of sneakers in our vehicle along with socks. Sturdy shoes that can provide protection from broken glass, nails, and other debris will be ideal to keep in you emergency kit.

September is National Preparedness Month. If you haven't assembled an emergency kit yet, this would be the perfect time to start.
Already have clothing in your kit? Then September is a great month to donate some clothing to people that have been affected by an emergency or to family
members who may not have clothing in their emergency kit yet.

Remember to Build Your Kit, Long Beach (#BYKLB #LBKIT #LBREADY) in 2013 (or update the one you already have)! Being properly prepared will allow you and your loved ones to be well equipped to survive up to 72 hours after a disaster since officials and relief workers will not be able to get to everyone immediately after a disaster.