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Family Emergency Kit

Plan Ahead

A family emergency kit should include a number of items such as:

  • Cash - in small denominations and coins
  • Clothing, bedding and sanitation supplies
  • Emergency supplies and tools
  • First Aid kit
  • Food and water
  • Important family documents in a waterproof, portable container
  • Special needs items

The kit should be in an easy-to-carry container and stored in a convenient place known to all family members. You may wish to keep a smaller supply kit in the trunk of your car as well.

Emergency Supplies and Tools First Aid Kit Food & Water Personal Items Special Needs

What Supplies Should You Gather?

Consider having the following items on hand:

  • Battery powered radio or television
  • Compass
  • Emergency preparedness manual
  • Filter masks
  • Fire extinguishers, ABC type
  • Flashlight - for each family member
  • Heavyweight garbage bags or plastic sheeting, duct tape and utility knife for covering broken windows
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Plenty of extra batteries
  • Pliers
  • Shut-off wrench - to turn off household gas and water
  • Signal flare
  • Tape
  • Tube tent
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