Preparing for a potential evacuation and extended power outages is challenging for everyone.  When someone in your family has a medical condition it requires additional preparation.

Here are our supplies…ready to go!  (And my husband wants me to get a smaller car.  I don’t think so!)

In addition to the normal preparation needed, here is what I added to our family’s survival kit.  (Your list may be different depending on your child’s allergies.)

  • All medications on hand and ready to go: Epipens, Zyrtec, Prednisone, Albuterol, Singulaire, Flovent
  • Enough food allergy friendly snacks and staples for at least 3 days:  Crackers, Pretzels, Pop-tarts, sunflower seeds, Sunbutter, No Nuttin Bars, Chips, Salsa, pasta, canned foods (olives, beans, tuna, peaches), cereal, milk substitute (Soy milk or other), fresh fruits (such as apples, oranges and bananas)
  • Fresh baked food allergy friendly muffins and breads
  • Baby Wipes

My personal rule for our disaster kit is to only pack foods that my child has eaten before.  Although there are no guarantees, I don’t want to take any chances of my daughter having a reaction to a food product we haven’t tried before.  And I always have multiple Epipens on hand.  I assume there will be delay in emergency response times and I want to be prepared if, God forbid, it is necessary to treat an allergic reaction during a natural disaster.

For a complete list of what every family needs to do to prepare, please follow this link, HERE.  Please stay safe friends!  I’m sending everyone my thoughts and prayers that we weather this storm without any losses.

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