72-Hour Emergency Kit

Being prepared for an emergency means being equipped with the proper emergency supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster.

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Keep your emergency preparedness kit in an easy-to-carry plastic containers or backpack that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate.

At a minimum, you should have the basic emergency supplies listed below:

Consider the needs of all family members and add those supplies to your 72-Hour kit:

  • Medical supplies (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc).
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers).
  • Games and activities for children.
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl).
  • Two-way handheld radios.
  • Extra set of car keys and house keys.
  • Manual can opener.

Additional supplies to keep at home or in your survival kit based on the types of disasters common to your area:

 

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Sources:

FEMA

American Red Cross