Essentials items for your emergency preparedness kit from City Mill

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When it comes to hurricane preparedness, an emergency kit, including emergency food and water are essential. As Hurricane Week continues, HI Now host Kainoa Carlson got to chat with Frank Suster, City Mill’s Mr. Fixit, to learn about some of the things everyone should have in their survival kit at home.

Suster explains that it’s critical to have enough non-perishable food and drinking water for 7-10 days. He says you should also have enough water for other purposes, like cooking and using the bathroom, for 7-10 days. A manual can opener, flashlights, batteries and a butane or propane stove or grill, along with fuel, are also essential.

If you’re in a severe weather event and find yourself without power and batteries, City Mill offers a flashlight that operates on crank power alone. All you have to do is crank it for one minute, and you can 10 minutes of power. It can also act as a radio, siren, and even has a USB port.

Storing water is also essential during a storm, which is why City Mill offers the waterBOB, a water containment system that holds up to 100 gallons of water in any standard bathtub in the event of an emergency.

“It takes the form of your bath tub, and it fills up with water,” Suster explains. “It keeps the water in storage.”

City Mill also offers a 119-piece first aid kits that come with essentials like a cold compress, gauze, Band-Aids, and everything that you might need at home in case of an injury.

City Mill partners with Hawaiian Electric and offers its Emergency Preparedness Handbook at all City Mill locations. A home survival kit, emergency food, and water are essential during disasters or extended power outages that leave you confined to your home.

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