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Build an Emergency Supply Kit

Building an Emergency Supply Kit can help to ensure your comfort during a disaster in the case that you are cut off from basic supplies.

You may be confined to your home for long periods of time, or you be asked to evacuate quickly, so pre-assembling these essentials will mean you'll be ready at a moment's notice.  Aim to prepare 3 days worth of supplies, focusing your efforts on food, fresh water and warmth.

Consider keeping your kit well stocked with the following items:

- Water (one gallon per person, per day, for drinking and sanitation)

- Non-perishable food items

- First aid kit (including any prescription medications)

- Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, contacts, soap, etc.)

- Flashlight

- Radio

- Extra batteries

- Blankets

- Safety whistle

- Dust mask


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