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I have two root cellars in separate rooms with concrete walls off to the sides of my main cellar. I was thinking about preparing one of them in case of an emergency situation like a pandemic or other catastrophic event where my infant daughter and I would be stuck inside my basement for some time. Neither root cellar has any windows, just concrete walls and one currently has boards covering the dirt floor. I would very much appreciate the help and advice. Thanks!
Oh, and I live in CT, if that helps.


candykan said...

First-aid kit and essential medications.
Canned food and can opener.
At least three gallons of water per person (one gallon of water per person for at least three days; often more is needed).
Protective clothing, rainwear, and bedding or sleeping bags. For colder climates, make sure you have enough warm clothing.
Battery-powered radio, flashlight, and extra batteries.
A small amount of cash.
Any special items, such as medications, required for infants, elderly, or disabled family members.
Extra copies of all keys to your home and vehicles, as well as any keys for neighbors or other family members you may share responsability for.
Written instructions for how to turn off gas and water if authorities advise you to do so. (Remember, you'll need a professional to turn them back on.)
Copies of important documents, including insurance policies, wills, titles and deeds to property, birth and marriage certificates, credit card and bank account information, and an inventory of household belongings. It is not necessary to keep the entire insurance policy with this information. A listing of policy numbers with the name and contact information for the insurance company is sufficient.

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