Unusual appeal, but times too: Stocking up on food is recommended by a team of Verden management officials.
Verden County advises citizens to stock up on food – after the coming winter. In a paper published a few days ago on the county’s website, a panel of several administrative officials called for “personally arming yourself and your loved ones for possible scenarios.”
The officials who prepared the document, while describing that “an energy crisis in the coming winter is somewhat unlikely,” at the same time say, “constraints on energy supplies cannot be completely ruled out.” Given unusual weather events, such as floods, the onset of winter or sudden hurricanes, “it is generally advised to prepare for an emergency to some degree, but with an eye to proportion”.
It is said that authorities and emergency services are deployed in dangerous situations and disasters. “But, and this is no less important: all citizens also have personal responsibility, and can take precautions in critical situations and help themselves and others.”
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In addition to stocking up on bottled water, storable food, and warm clothing, people should also consider candles, light bulbs, batteries, matches, and lighters, as on county lists. In addition, citizens should be provided with sufficient special food, for example for diabetics, allergy sufferers, children or pets.
According to the newspaper, “storage” should be done in moderation and be suitable for personal consumption. The district, which is responsible for the cities of Verden, Achim, Kirchlinteln, Dörverden, Oyten, Ottersberg, Thedinghausen and Langwedel, advises that cash and important documents should be on hand. “In the event of a long-term evacuation from your four walls, it may also make sense to have emergency bags on hand at all times.”
In addition to the clear message of preparing “in person for possible scenarios,” the authors write: “Also please stand by your neighbors, friends, seniors and those in need in crisis, support them and don’t leave them alone. See Please turn right and left if and how you can help.”
According to the Federal Office for Civil Protection (BBK), emergency supplies should consist of the following things: 20 liters of water, 2.6 kilograms of milk and dairy products, three and a half kilograms of grain products such as bread, pasta or rice as well as potatoes, one and a half kilograms of nuts and fruits canned.
In addition, there is 1.5 kilograms of fish, meat, eggs or whole egg powder and 357 grams of fats and oils: a person can survive ten days with these foods, according to BBK in its booklet “Tips on Emergency Preparedness and Correct Action in Emergency Situations”. Emergency “.