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National Preparedness Month:

Build a Kit with Everyone in Mind

Families come is all shapes and sizes, which is why it is important to approach building a kit with your unique needs in mind. Assembling disaster supplies can begin with the basics. Start by making a list of various supplies you’ll need to both get through the storm and its aftermath. Here’s our list of recommendations:

  • Food & Water for 3 days per household member
  • Radio, batteries, and chargers – portable crank or solar-powered options would be best
  • Keep cash on hand, in the event that electricity and internet our out retailers will be unable to process electronic payments
  • Blankets & Clothing
  • Fill up on gas ahead of the storm, this is necessary should an evacuation be ordered

Consider adding additional Emergency Supplies based on your family’s needs:

  • Prescription medications and medical devices
  • Pet collar with ID and a harness or leash
  • Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children
  • Important family documents and records

Keep your kits maintained and accessible so they are ready when needed.