COLUMBIA, Md., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For individuals forced to evacuate due to Hurricane Ike, the Restoration Industry Association (RIA, formerly ASCR) suggests taking these items:
-- Health & homeowners insurance policies, wills, passports
-- Family photos & irreplaceable mementos, camera (disposable, digital, video)
-- Digital inventory CD of house and printout of contents
-- Paper, pen, address book, emergency phone numbers (family, hospital, physicians)
-- Wallet, checkbook, credit cards and cash
-- Canned goods, can opener, peanut butter, protein bars, bouillon cubes, M.R.E.s, baby food
-- Bottled water (1/2 gallon per person), water purification tablets
-- Sharp knife, duct tape, small shovel, rope, work gloves, fix-a-flat, tarps, all-purpose tools
-- Waterproof matches, lighter, fire extinguisher
-- Radio, candles, flashlights, extra batteries
-- Pet supplies
-- Toiletries -- including hand sanitizer, toilet paper, feminine products, baby supplies, paper towels, trash bags
-- First aid kit, general remedies (e.g., cold, antacids), medications & prescriptions, glasses
-- Clothing -- long pants/shirts/shorts/rain poncho, walking/working shoes, extra underwear and socks, jackets/sweaters
-- Sleeping bags, air mattresses, folding chairs
-- Laptop computer, cell phone & chargers
"RIA members know from experience how important it is to be prepared for the unexpected," said RIA President, Rusty Amarante, CR. "While this list is not all-inclusive, it is a good starting point under very difficult circumstances."
The Restoration Industry Association (RIA, formerly the Association of Specialists in Cleaning & Restoration) has member firms worldwide. RIA provides industry leadership, supports science, and promotes best practices for cleaning and restoration. More information is available on the RIA website: http://www.restorationindustry.org.
|SOURCE Restoration Industry Association|
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