Emergency Preparedness

Creating a Home Emergency Kit

Emergencies happen, it is unfortunate and scary but it is a part of the world we live in. It is important that we are prepared to get by on our own if necessary when disaster hits. These events can strike suddenly and it can happen anywhere. Are you prepared?

We can not count on outside help if something catastrophic takes place in our area. Creating a home emergency kit can be the key to survival when these events occur.

When a disaster strikes you might not have access to food, water, or electricity for an extended period of time. These are some of the things that we must consider when we think about surviving a disaster.

The information to the right will give you some ideas on how to prepare your own home emergency kit.

What to include in your Emergency Kit

  • Copy of Emergency Plan
  • List of Emergency Contacts
  • Copy of Insurance cards
  • Copy of Prescriptions
  • List of Doctors’ numbers
  • Local map to track storms on radio
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries
  • Battery powered weather radio
  • Blankets
  • Bottled water
  • First Aid Kit
  • Non-perishable food
  • Can opener & scissors
  • Basic toiletries
  • Spare eyewear
  • Gloves, hats, rubber boots, protective eyewear
  • Whistle
  • Candles
  • Matches or lighters
  • Backup cell phone charger
  • Bottles and items for small children
  • Disposable dinnerware
  • Store paper items, dry foods, matches & candles in air-tight plastic bags.

As we move through spring into summer there is always a potential for violent weather that can cause problems for us. I hope this list helps you think through how you would like to prepare.

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