Disasters happen anytime and anywhere. When disaster strikes, you may not have much time to respond. Some disasters may call for you and your family to evacuate ( hazardous materials spills, fires). Other disasters could mean that you and your family may be confined at home. Remember, when disaster strikes:
Authorities and relief workers will respond but can not reach everyone immediately.
You could get help in hours or it may take days depending on the severity of the situation.
Would your family be prepared to cope with an emergency until help arrives? Preparing a Family Disaster Kit can help your family endure an evacuation or home confinement.
Prepare Your Kit
Gather the supplies that are listed. You may need them if your family is confined at home or during an evacuation.
Place the items you'd most likely need for an evacuation in an easy-to-carry container.
There are basic items you should stock for your home: water, food, first aid supplies, clothing, bedding, tools & emergency supplies, special items (prescription & non-prescription medications, sanitary items, important documents).