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Lake County Emergency Management to participate in mall hurricane expo

RELEASE DATE: June 4, 2010

LEESBURG — The Lake County Department of Public Safety,Emergency Management Division, is participating in the annual Storm Preparedness Expo on Saturday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lake Square Mall, located at 10401 U.S. Highway 441 in Leesburg.

Several local vendors will be available throughout the mall to help local residents get ready for hurricane season. The Lake County Emergency Management Division will be providing information on how residents can create a disaster supply kit. Recommended items for a disaster supply kit include:

  • One gallon of water per person for five days
  • Enough non-perishable food for the household for at least five days
  • A non-electric can opener; cooking tools and fuel; paper plates & towels; and plastic utensils & cups
  • Toiletries, such as toothpaste and brush; deodorant and soap; shaving equipment; personal hygiene supplies; shampoo; wash cloth and towel; and toilet paper
  • Garbage bags, resealable plastic bags and tarps
  • Supplies for infants, including diapers and formula
  • Supplies for senior citizens, including special dietary considerations and incontinence pads
  • At least a two-week supply of prescribed family medicines, as well as a typical first-aid kit with bandages, antibiotic cream, headache medicine and antacids
  • Blankets, pillows, extra clothing
  • Battery-powered NOAA weather radio, HDTV and flashlight; and extra batteries
  • A waterproof container with extra cash and important documents, such as insurance, bank account and Social Security cards
  • A list of important phone numbers including the family’s local pharmacy, doctors and designated contacts the family can call in case of an emergency
  • Camera to record damage to property
  • Rain gear and hard sole shoes
  • Cleaning supplies and equipment
  • Pet supplies including food water and medicines

For more hurricane-preparation information, call the Lake County Emergency Management Division at (352) 343-9420.

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