Disasters happen. Many of us know first-hand that one of the best methods of defense in a disaster is to plan ahead. That’s why we strongly advise everyone to have an Emergency Kit in their home. According to FEMA, “Try to assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency. You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You will probably not have time to search for the supplies you need or shop for them.”
What should you include in your Home Emergency Kit?
- Water – Each person needs one gallon per day for at least 3 days.
- Food – Each person needs at least a three day supply of non-perishable food.
- First aid kit
- Anti-bacterial spray
- Extra clothes, blankets and towels
- Battery powered or hand crank radio
- Garbage bags and cleaning supplies
- Local maps
- Manual can opener
- Cell phone chargers/charger for car
- Extra batteries
- Whistle to call for help
To learn more about building an emergency kit, please visit the FEMA website to learn more.