Creating an Emergency Kit

Creating an Emergency Kit

Evacuation plans, emergency kits, and general guidance


Being as prepared as possible helps us to help you

Three ways to prepare:

Creating an Emergency Kit:

Consider creating a basic ‘grab-bag’ for yourself/family with the following items:

Basic Grab-bag:
  • Food and water to last 3x days (tin opener)
  • Portable radio and Torch (batteries/wind-up)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medications/Glasses
  • Whistle
  • Wet-wipes, rubbish bags, plastic ties
  • Wrench/Pliers (utility shut-off)

Consider expanding your ‘grab-bag’ with the following items:

Expanded Grab-bag:
  • Infant formula milk and disposable nappies/sacks
  • Important family documents such as passports
  • Complete change of clothing including a long-sleeved top, trousers and sturdy shoes
  • Paper cups, plates and plastic utensils, paper towels
  • Paper and pencil
  • Pet care items
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket (per person)
  • Consider additional bedding/clothing during winter
  • Water purification tablets
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items

Consider creating a basic ‘grab-bag’ for pets with the following items:

Pet Grab-bag:
  • Pet food and treats
  • Can opener for canned food
  • Sturdy leashes, harnesses and/or carriers so you can move your pets safely and they can’t escape
  • The name of your veterinarian (written)
  • Drinkable water in plastic bottles
  • Current photos of your pet in case they get lost
  • Pet medications and medical records in a waterproof container
  • Identification tag and collar

Remember: when disaster strikes, the time to prepare has passed.

Steven Cyros

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