How much water does a person need to consume a day?
There is not a hard and fast rule but a good guide is when a person is thirsty they should consume water or other liquids that may count toward a person getting enough liquids. Preparing for an emergency or disaster; the rule of thumb is one gallon of water per person per day. People need at least one half gallon of water daily just for drinking. There are many other considerations that come into play on water consumption. Take the following into consideration:
1. Individual needs vary, depending on age, physical condition, activity, diet, and climate.
2. Children and nursing mothers, and ill people will require more water.
3. Very hot temperatures can double the amount of water needed.
4. A medical emergency might require additional water.

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1. Where is my FEMA region?
2. During a disaster how many hours should a person be prepared to be on their own?
3. How much water does a person need to consume a day?
4. Where should I keep my Emergency Supply Kit?
5. Who should be prepared for emergencies and or disasters?
6. How can residents be prepared for a disaster before, during and after the disaster?
7. How can I get involved in the emergency preparedness program of New Braunfels?