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
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
For more information on emergency preparedness, including a Barrington evacuation map, visit www.ci.barrington.ri.us.