National Preparedness Month
Week Three: Know How to Build an Emergency Kit
Emergencies can strike quickly and without warning. You and/or your family may not be at home when an emergency happens. You can ensure your own safety and the safety of your family and pets by preparing in advance for emergencies and disasters.
Preparing an emergency
supplies kit can feel overwhelming at first, but is one step towards ensuring
your family and pets are prepared. You
probably have many of the supplies you need in your home already, so it is just
a matter of putting them all in one place.
Emergency kits should contain
basic supplies, such as: food, water, medical supplies and prescription
medications, clothing, hygiene supplies, and sleeping gear. For a basic checklist click here.
When creating your emergency
kits, remember to include:
You should also consider
keeping emergency supplies:
For more information on emergency preparedness,
visit the “Be Prepared” section of our website.
You can also visit FEMA’s Ready campaign website – www.ready.gov