Does the Red Cross recommend stocking duct tape and plastic sheeting?
Yes. These materials have always been recommended to have as part of a Disaster Supplies Kit. They may be needed if the public is advised by local authorities to shelter-in-place. Q: Im confused about this duct tape and plastic sheeting recommendation – am I supposed to seal my whole house and do it now? How much do I need? Is plastic really going to stop a chemical agent? What kind of plastic sheeting should I use? The recommendation to shelter-in-place using duct tape and plastic sheeting will be provided by local government officials only when an emergency occurs. The Red Cross recommends that people have these supplies on hand in case they are needed. You would seal only one room when advised to do so, and do it only when instructed – not in advance. It is likely that one roll of duct tape will be adequate. Plastic sheeting of durable thickness (thicker than food wrap) is recommended for covering vents and other openings to the outside – not the entire room. It is intended to provi