Mar 10, 2019
No matter where you live, one of the best things you can do for yourself and your loved ones is to pack an emergency kit or a “go bag”.
Why? Because, while tsunamis aren’t common, fires, flooding, thunderstorms, blizzards, hurricanes, and tornadoes are. Not to mention man-made dangers, like industrial accidents and terrorism.
Think about it. If a blizzard knocks out your power, do you have a working flashlight and batteries? If a fire burns down your apartment building, do you have copies of your important documents (e.g., birth certificate)?
If you find yourself in a situation where you can’t leave your home or have to leave your home in a hurry, these are some of the things you’ll want ready:
Depending on the supplies you need, your kit may range in size from a small backpack, to a duffle bag or rolling piece of luggage. If you have a large family, each family member may have his/her/their own kit.
BONUS TIP: Don’t forget to store your kit(s) in a cool, dry place and to replace items in your kit(s) as they expire.
Additional resources for preparing your kit: