Household emergency kit

Are you prepared for home evacuation?

There are times that it would be safer to stay home.  It is recommended to gather supplies for the entire family to live for 3 to 7 days.

Check list – basic

  • Non-perishable food: three-day to one-week supply, with a manual can opener
  • Water: 4 litres per person, per day for drinking and sanitation
  • Phone charger, battery bank or inverter
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • First-aid kit and medications
  • Personal toiletries and items, such as an extra pair of glasses or contact lenses
  • Copy of your emergency plan, copies of important documents, such as insurance papers
  • Cash in small bills
  • Garbage bags and moist towelettes for personal sanitation
  • Seasonal clothing, sturdy footwear and emergency blanket
  • Dust masks if you live in an area that’s prone to earthquakes
  • Whistle
  • Help/OK Sign

Unique needs: Addition & Subtraction

Above list is provided as your starter basic kit and each household should consider add/subtract items as needed.  We will post separate articles about emergency supplies for a family with a baby/small children, seniors, pet, and those who have medical conditions.