Barrington reminds residents: The First 72 is on You


The Town of Barrington wants residents to be ready in case of an emergency, such as the possibility of rough weather next week, and has posted a variety of information online with tips on how to be prepared.

Among the information is a checklist of supplies every household should have. The notice states support and other resources may not be readily available after an emergency and accordingly, residents should  have at least three days of supplies.

"The First 72 is on You," reads the document.

The list was put together by the Town of Barringotn Emergency Management and and the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency.

Here are a list of items to have ready in the event of an emergency:

Water (one gallon per person per day)

Food - ready to eat, requiring little water

Manual can opener, cooking supplies

Disposable plates, cups and utensils

Battery operated/hand crank flashlights and radios

Extra batteries

Prescription medications

Basic first aid kit

Cash (small bills and coins)

Games/activities for children

Moist towlettes, hand sanitizer

List of local shelters

Pet supplies (food, water, leash toys, license immunization records)

Baby needs (diapers, bottles formula)

Personal hygiene items

Important family documents

Cell phone charger

Emergency contact

Plastic sheeting

Duct tape

Waterproof matches

Utility knife

For more information on emergency preparedness, including a Barrington evacuation map, visit




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