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Which statement, if made by a community nurse teaching disaster-preparedness to a group of community members, is accurate?

The amount of water to keep on hand is calculated according to family size (1 gallon per person per day) for a 3-day supply of water. Food that will not spoil should also be stored.

Bottled water that is stored for use in the event of an emergency should be replaced before it expires or, if self-prepared, every 6 months. A disaster kit should also contain water, food, and other necessary items for household pets.

The disaster kit should contain a 3-day supply of food and necessities.