Monroe County Chapter of the Red Cross recommendations to have food, water, and other emergency supplies on hand are not new, and are considered reasonable in case of any disaster. Our recommendations are to have supplies to last several days to a week. Most reasonable people would not consider such quantities of supplies as a "stockpile" or "hoarding".
Some families may choose to store supplies to last several weeks or more. Certainly, if they wish to do so, they may. It is always wise to have sufficient food and water supplies on hand in case access to such supplies may be disrupted by disaster.
For more information, please contact our local Emergency Services Department at the Monroe County Chapter of the American Red Cross at 734-289-1481 or 800-391-8668, ext. 11. Ask for a copy of the following brochures: "Your Family disaster Plan" (A4466); "Your Family Disaster Supplies Kit" (A4463) and "Food and Water in an Emergency (A5055).
The above information provided compliments of:
The Monroe County Chapter, American Red Cross
1645 N Dixie Highway
Monroe, MI 48161