DP&R – Tornado Tubs

Tornado Tub Contents:

  • 2 – 18 gallon tubs with lids (stack one inside the other)
  • 1 can or bottle of insect repellent (for personal use) 5-8 oz.
  • 1 can or bottle of spray air freshner 8-12 oz (be cautious of the name of the scent – see note below)
  • 1 pair of work gloves
  • 1 pair of rubber gloves
  • 1 package of zippered plastic gallon bags (20 count)
  • 1 package of zippered plastic quart bags (30 count) (both sizes will help sort through smaller items that need to be kept together such as jewelry, paperwork, etc.)
  • 1 permanent marking pen
  • 1 roll of colored duct tape (to help label items and can help identify one household’s items)
  • 5 masks
  • 22 heavy duty trash bags (more for trash removal)
  • 20 kitchen trash bags (for larger, personal items than need containment. Since these are white, it can help survivors also have an idea what is in the bag)
  • 1 40-50 oz laundry detergent – can be used to clean up their clothes – (be cautious of the names of the scent. One bottle that I saw today was call “after the rain”, which normally sounds peaceful but may be upsetting to some.)
  • Health kit (See UMCOR health kit contents)

Place all items inside inner tub and tear off a 2-3 ft. section of duct tape; place rest of roll in the tub. Put both lids on and snap them down. Put strip of duct tape over the tubs to hold everything together.

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