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Gina Napsin
February 23, 2024
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After a crisis, you might have to live independently for a few days. Having enough food, water, and other resources on hand to last for many days is being prepared. A disaster supply kit is a collection of essential materials your family might require in an emergency.
Make sure you have everything on the list below in your emergency kit. You can print out a copy to bring with you to the store. After looking at the essentials, consider your family's special requirements, such as supplies for the elderly or pets.

Basic Disaster Supplies Kit

  • Water
  • Food
  • Battery-powered
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery

During a crisis or natural disaster

  • Take a deep breath and remain calm. Where necessary, lend a hand.
  • You can get official information and directions by tuning in to your radio or television.
  • Only make emergency calls on the phone.
  • Take your emergency kit and adhere to official directives to a safe location or temporary shelter if you must evacuate.
Electricity, water, heat, air conditioning, or phone service may not be available during an emergency. Every member should have certain essentials so a family can survive a disaster. A reliable emergency supply kit should have enough food, water, medicine, and other consumables to last seven to ten days. The following is a list of fundamental supplies every emergency supply kit should have. Check your family's emergency supplies, replace or rotate the food in the kit, update any prescriptions, take care of any unique needs the family may have, and update emergency contact information.
The first step in ensuring that families and businesses can survive disease outbreaks or natural catastrophes like severe winter storms, earthquakes, fires, and floods is to put together an emergency preparedness pack. Family emergency supplies can be assembled over several months by adding just one or two items to a grocery list and stored in brand-new, large trashcans, backpacks, or luggage. Food, water, a first aid kit, tools, copies of crucial documents, clothing and bedding, medications, and pet supplies should all be included in the kits.