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Emergency Kit Checklist

In an emergency you will need some basic supplies. Be prepared to be self-sufficient for at last 72 hours or longer. These items may not apply to every situation or every person; refer to the appropriate items available and select them according to your own needs. Check your kit twice per year to ensure contents are up to date. Re-stock accordingly.

Basic emergency kit checklist:

Water - at least two liters of water per person per day. Include small bottles that can be carried easily in case of an evacuation order.

Food - that won't spoil, such as canned food, energy bars and dried foods (replace food and water once a year).

Manual can-opener

Wind-up or battery-powered flashlight (and extra batteries)

Wind-up or battery-powered radio (and extra batteries)

First-aid kit

Special items such as prescription medications, Medic Alert bracelet or identification

Extra keys to your car or house

Cash in smaller bills, such as $10 bills and change for other items you may need

Special items according to your needs (i.e. prescription medication, infant formula, special equipment, pet food and water, etc)

A copy of your emergency plan and contact information


Recommended additional items checklist:

Two additional litres of water per person per day for cooking and cleaning

Candles and matches or lighter (place candles in sturdy containers and do not burn unattended)

Change of clothing and footwear for each household member

Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each household member

Toiletries, hand sanitizer, utensils

Garbage bags for personal sanitation

Toilet paper

Minimum of a week's supply of prescription medications

Household chlorine bleach or water purifying tablets

Basic tools (hammer, pliers, wrench, screwdrivers, work gloves, dust mask, pocket knife)

Small fuel-operated stove and fuel (follow manufacture's directions and store fuel properly)

A whistle (in case you need to call for help)

Duct tape (i.e. to tape up windows, doors, air vents)

Detailed list of all special needs items, in the event that they need to be replaced


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