For Week 2 of National Preparedness Month, gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. Don’t forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly. Update your kits and supplies based on recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control.
- Create or update your emergency supplies with this list: www.ready.gov/kit
- Make sure your emergency kit is ready to go in case you need evacuate. Include:
- Enough food and water to last several days.
- Medication, face masks and disinfectant for everyone in your household.
- Pet supplies.
- When building a kit, people with disabilities should consider the items they use daily, as well as life-sustaining items. www.ready.gov/disability
- Have medication for at least three days in your emergency supplies.
- Check the expiration date on your emergency supplies, and replace any old items.
- Get the kids involved in building their own emergency kit: www.ready.gov/kids/build-a-kit
- Kids bored? We can help. Check out our online Ready Kids Build A Kit game: www.ready.gov/kids/games
- Include your child’s favorite stuffed animals, board games, books or music in their emergency kit to comfort them in a disaster.
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