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National Preparedness Month: Week Two

9/3/2021 (Permalink)

Week Two of National Emergency Preparedness Month

The second week of National Preparedness Month is dedicated to another crucial step to ensure your family or household is ready for an emergency or disastrous situation: Building an emergency kit. Putting together an Emergency Kit is simple and only takes a little planning. Some items to include:

  • Water (one gallon per person per day, for several days)
  • Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable items)
  • Battery or hand-crank powered radio with a NOAA Weather Radio
  • Flashlight & extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle (to signal for help)
  • Dust mask
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape (to shelter in place)
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties (for personal sanitation)
  • Wrench or pliers (to turn off utilities – preventing additional water damage)
  • Manual can opener
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery
  • Medications (prescription & generic illness/ailments)
  • Infant formula, bottles, diapers, wipes & creams
  • Pet food & water for pets
  • Cash or traveler’s checks
  • Important documents – copies of insurance policies, ID Cards, Bank records
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
  • Changes of clothes
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in waterproof container
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  • Paper and pencil
  • Books, games, puzzles, or other activities for children


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