Family emergency supply kit must-haves

Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 6:55 PM
Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 @ 6:55 PM

(File photo)
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Emergency Supplies:

Water, food, and clean air are important things to have if an emergency happens. Each family or individual's kit should be customized to meet specific needs, such as medications and infant formula. It should also be customized to include important family documents..

Recommended Supplies to Include in a Basic Kit:

     
  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert, and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First Aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Infant formula and diapers, if you have an infant
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Dust mask or cotton t-shirt, to help filter the air
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)

Clothing and Bedding:

If you live in a cold weather climate, you must think about warmth. It is possible that the power will be out and you will not have heat. Rethink your clothing and bedding supplies to account for growing children and other family changes. One complete change of warm clothing and shoes per person, including:

     
  • A jacket or coat
  • Long pants
  • A long sleeve shirt
  • Sturdy shoes
  • A hat and gloves
  • A sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
Below are some other items for your family to consider adding to its supply kit. Some of these items, especially those marked with a * can be dangerous, so please have an adult collect these supplies.
     
  • Emergency reference materials such as a first aid book or a print out of the information on www.ready.gov
  • Rain gear
  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils
  • Cash or traveler's checks, change
  • Paper towels
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Tent
  • Compass
  • Matches in a waterproof container*
  • Signal flare*
  • Paper, pencil
  • Personal hygiene items including feminine supplies
  • Disinfectant*
  • Household chlorine bleach* - You can use bleach as a disinfectant (diluted nine parts water to one part bleach), or in an emergency you can also use it to treat water. Use 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water. Do not use scented, color safe or bleaches with added cleaners.
  • Medicine dropper
  • Important Family Documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container

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Warmer temperatures return next week

Published: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 5:36 AM
Updated: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 4:33 PM

Isolated downpours with a few rumbles of thunder.

Lingering clouds will make for a breezy day, but warmer temperatures will return next week, said Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. 

>>Dayton Air Show forecast

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST:

  • Stray shower this evening
  • Slight chance for rain Sunday
  • Warmer temperatures next week

>>WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

5 Day Forecast with Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs

Tonight: A couple of stray showers will still be possible this evening, but most areas look to stay dry. Clouds will break more overnight as temperatures drop into the middle 60s.

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Sunday: It’ll be a touch warmer as most of us get in the lower 80s. Partly cloudy skies are expected and while most will stay dry, a stray shower or storms cannot be ruled out.

Monday: Mostly sunny skies are expected. Highs will be in the lower 80s.

Tuesday: A dry start is expected with highs in the middle 80s. The chance for rain returns in the evening.

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Wednesday: A few showers are likely, maybe a few storms as well. Highs will be in the middle 80s.

Thursday: A hot day is expected with partly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the upper 80s.

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Isolated Strong Storms Today

Published: Saturday, June 16, 2018 @ 5:01 AM
Updated: Saturday, June 16, 2018 @ 4:56 PM

 More heat and humidity this weekend with the hottest temperatures in nearly five years by Sunday. More showers and storms likely for next week, said meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs.

>>WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar 

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST:

  • Few isolated afternoon and evening storms today
  • Hottest temperatures in nearly five years by Sunday
  • Showers and storms more likely next week

>>5-day forecast

Today: A hot and humid afternoon with a few isolated storms possible. For those areas that develop storms, the potential for hail, damaging winds, frequent lightning and heavy rain is possible. Storms will be slow moving, so the potential for minor flooding exists. The rest of the area will be quite steamy with highs around 90 degrees and feeling like the lower to middle 90s under partly to mostly sunny skies. Drying out later tonight, but staying warm and muggy. Overnight lows around 70 degrees.

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Sunday: Another hot and humid day with mostly sunny skies. Temperatures will rise into the lower 90s with a heat index approaching 100 degrees.

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Monday: Partly cloudy, hot and humid again on Monday. Highs once again rise into the lower 90s with a heat index approaching 100 degrees. Chance for a pop-up shower or storm in the afternoon or evening. 

Tuesday: Partly sunny with scattered showers and storms. A very warm and muggy day with temperatures well into the upper 80s.

>>County-by-county weather 

Wednesday: A chance for showers and storms remains in the forecast with highs in the middle 80s.

Thursday: Warm and humid again with the chance of a few more showers or storms. Highs in the lower 80s.

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Dayton Air Show forecast: Warmer Sunday with slight chance for rain

Published: Thursday, June 21, 2018 @ 5:47 AM
Updated: Saturday, June 23, 2018 @ 5:15 PM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini looks at the chance for showers and how warm it will get.

This year for the Vectren Dayton Air Show, the weather will try to cooperate, but it’s a good idea to be weather-aware, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini said.

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The rain trickled at the beginning, but skies were clear as performers took to the sky.

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For Sunday, it will be a touch warmer with most spots reaching the lower 80s.

Partly cloudy skies are expected, and while most stay dry, a stray shower or storm cannot be ruled out, Storm Center 7 

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Organizers say visibility and cloud levels determine the type of show pilots will perform. If there are low clouds, they may run a flat/low show, which will keep the planes closer to the ground so spectators can see them. If clouds are broken or clear, the planes can fly higher.

>> WHIO Doppler 7 Interactive Radar

Don’t forget to put on sunscreen, even with scattered clouds. Also stay hydrated, Zontini said. Thankfully the weekend will feel a little more comfortable than how it was at the beginning of the week.

Air show leaders said there’s little shade at the airport to protect you from the sun. 

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There will be fountains for free water. If anyone does start to feel ill, they should go to one of the EMS tents or to one of the paramedics that will on bicycles.

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WPAFB Friday Weather: Strong storms possible for afternoon, early evening 

Published: Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 12:19 AM

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE—It will be a day to keep a close eye on the weather, said Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell.

RELATED: 5-Day Forecast

While the overall severe weather threat is low, there will be the chance for a few strong storms in the afternoon and early evening. Gusty winds, lightning and locally heavy rainfall will again be possible. Storms should taper off during the night.

RELATED: County-by-County Weather 

Temperatures will reach up to near 80 degrees Friday and cool into the upper 70s on Saturday. There is still a chance for some passing showers on Saturday but rain chances are expected to decrease for the second half of the weekend.

 

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