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To prepare your family for an emergency, assemble one or more emergency kits that include enough supplies for at least three days.

Basic Home Kit (Necessary). At least one gallon of water per person per day and nonperishable food for at least three days. Manual/multi tool can opener. Reusable plates, cups, utensils, saucepan. First aid kit. Medical equipment/care aids and prescriptions. N95/N100 rated dust masks. Sanitation supplies. Hand-crank or battery operated flashlight and cell phone charger. All-hazards NOAA weather radio. Extra batteries. Brightly colored plastic poncho. Clothing to keep your family warm and dry. Cash. Tools needed for turning off utilities. Your command reporting information/ADPAAS. Important documents. Emergency preparedness handbook, local maps and family emergency plan.

Additional considerations. Infant formula and diapers. Pets supplies. Disinfectant. Matches/flint in a waterproof container. Weather-appropriate bedding. Coats, jackets and rain gear. Fire extinguisher. Paper and pencil. Entertainment products and activities for children. Additional items for a specific type of disaster.

Portable Emergency Kit. When ordered to evacuate. Place in a designated area easily accessible. If sheltering in place, keep this kit with you. Consider adding enough supplies to last two weeks.

Workplace Emergency Kit (work station). Comfortable walking shoes. Includes food, water, a first aid kit and family’s communications procedure.

Vehicle Emergency Kit. Kept in your vehicle at all times. This kit should contain at a minimum food, water, a first aid kit, signal flares, jumper cables and seasonal clothing. Include your family’s communications procedure.

Maintaining Your Kits. Routinely evaluate your kits and their relevance. Throw away and replace any expired or damaged medications, food or water.

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