An emergency kit is simply a collection of basic items you may need in the event of an emergency. The items in this kit will be necessary if you will need to shelter-in-place or evacuate. Assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency, and update annually. Store supplies in an easy-to-carry containers, such as backpacks or duffle bags.
Include items such as:
- At least a 72-hour supply of water (one gallon per person per day). Identify the storage date and replace every six months.
- At least a 72-hour supply of non-perishable packaged or canned food. Learn more about putting together an emergency stockpile with healthy food at: http://www.getreadyforflu.org/new_pg_advice_healthystockpile.htm
- Non-electric can opener.
- Change of clothing, rain gear, and sturdy shoes for every person in your household.
- Blankets and/or sleeping bags.
- First aid kit and prescription medications.
- Battery-powered radio, flashlight, and plenty of extra batteries.
- Credit cards and cash.
- Extra set of car keys.
- List of important family information; the style and serial number of medical devices.
- Special items for infants, elderly, or disabled family members.
- Don’t forget Fido and Fluffy! Include dry pet food, kitty litter, medications and water
For more information about building your emergency kit, please visit: http://www.washoecounty.us/em/supplykit.html