Preparing for an emergency situation

It’s always advisable to be prepared for an emergency, and concerns about a widespread outbreak of the H1N1 flu provide yet another reminder that every household should be ready for a situation where you can’t leave your home for a period of time or supplies or services could be in short supply.

Prepare a flu survival kit

These items will help you care for someone who comes down with influenza.

If you or a family member come down with the flu, you won’t want to go to the grocery store. Here are some food items to have on hand, just in case:

Other items to have on hand

It’s a good idea to have these items on hand so you don’t have to make a trip to the store while you or a family member is ill:

Last updated Oct. 29, 2012