Care recipient (cr) needs to know how much water to keep on hand in case of an emergency

Try: Keep at least a three-day supply of water per person store a minimum of one gallon of water per person per day two quarts for drinking two quarts for food preparation and sanitation store water in plastic containers such as soft drink bottles don’t use containers that will decompose or break such as milk cartons or glass bottles keep in mind that a normally active person needs to drink at least two quarts of water each day also remember that hot environments and strenuous activity can double that amount if the cr is sick he will need more water than usual

Materials: Plastic containers 3 gallons of water

Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical

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References: Adapted from 30 tips for emergency preparedness by u s department of homeland security 2010 available at

Keywords: Emergency plan fire safety disaster water

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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