Preparing an Emergency Kit

Every home should have a basic emergency kit that can be used for any emergency. Store your kit in an area that is dry and easy to get to in case of an emergency. Review your kit every 6-12 months to identify and replace outdated supplies. While some items should be in everyone's kit it is important to adapt the kit for the needs of you and your family. 

emergency kit Checklist

Have a kit for your house, vehicle, and place of work
  • Water(one gallon per person per day for several days)
  • Non-Perishable Food (at least a three-day supply)
  • Manual can opener (for food)
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
  • Extra batteries
  • Pocketknife
  • Whistle (to signal for help)
  • Blanket
  • Change of clothes
  • Wrench or pliers(to turn off utilities)
  • Prescription medication
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • First aid kit
  • Important documents
  • Hygiene products
  • Copy of communication plan
  • Paper, pen, tape
  • Cash
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Local map
  • Masks
  • Special items

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