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Written by Ross E. Bergen   
Monday, 19 March 2012 10:56
Region 6 Homeland Security Board and Safeguard Iowa
Partnership Announce Week 5 of “20 Weeks to Preparedness
Program”

Release Date: March 12, 2012
Release Number: 6

Welcome to Week 5 of the 20 Weeks to Preparedness Program brought to you by the Region 6 Homeland
Security Board and Safeguard Iowa Partnership. This program will help to better prepare you and your
family, a little at a time, over a 20 week period. Each week new preparedness information will be shared
in this publication including a list of items to gather or purchase for your disaster supply kit. Sign up at
www.safeguardiowa.org/subscribe-to-be-prepared to receive weekly reminders and announcements related to
the 20 Weeks to Preparedness program.

Use this program to gather items for your kit in small steps over a five month period. Remember to change
and replace perishable items by the expiration date. Purchasing the food suggested by this program would last
approximately 3-5 days.

Place in storage bin:

Disposable dust mask (one per person)
Travel sized shampoo, body wash, and deodorant
Manual can opener
Canned vegetables (one can for every two people)
Mirror
Personalized Item (if applicable):

Hearing aid batteries

To do:

Scan or make copies of health care information, including vaccination records, prescription
information, and insurance. Complete an emergency personal health record for each family
member. You should retain a copy by either storing a hard copy in a plastic bag, safety deposit
box, on a thumb drive or send to an email account that is accessible from anywhere.

Additional assistance is available by contacting the Scott County Emergency Management Coordinator
at 563-484-3050 or visiting the website at www.iascema.com.Visit Safeguard Iowa Partnership at
www.safeguardiowa.org, on twitter @safeguardiowa or Facebook at www.facebook.com/safeguardiowa.
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