Unexpected situations happen everyday. Having supplies is one thing you can do to help manage many situations.
There are many ways you and your family can become more prepared. You can build emergency kits to help you ‘grab and go’. You can make sure you have enough supplies at home in case you have to take shelter for an extended period. In either case, your goal will be to have enough supplies to keep you and your family safe, warm and comfortable.
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|Supplies||Sheltering at home (min. 14 days)||Emergency Kit (min, 72 hours)|
|Food||- Canned goods like beans, soup and pasta - Dry pasta, beans, rice or other grains - Frozen foods such as fruit, vegetables, meat and meat alternatives||- Snacks like granola or energy bars, dried fruit or trail mix|
|Water and Liquids (4 liters, per person, per day||- minimum 72 hours supply of water and electrolytes|
|Medical Supplies||- Adequate supply of any prescription drugs, such as heart medication, insulin for people with diabetes and inhalers for people with asthma - Over-the-counter medications such as pain relievers, cold medications, digestive aids and anti-nausea - Essential medical equipment with backup power|
|Critical Records||- Having a copy of all personal documents in a protective, sealable bag - Include identification, birth certificates, Social Insurance Numbers, critical medical records and prescriptions|
|First aid kit||- Gauze, bandages, tape and antibacterial ointment - Antiseptic wipes and protective gloves|
|Sanitation supplies||- Hand Sanitizer and wipes - Soaps and household cleaning supplies - Personal and feminine hygiene products - Trash bags - Tissues, toilet paper and paper towels||- Portable cleaning wipes, hand sanitizer and trash bags|
|Other items||- Enough emergency cash to cover 2 weeks of incidental expenses, if possible - Battery-powered or crank radio and flashlight, candles and matches or a lighter - Vitamins and supplements - Space heaters and extra blankets - Essential tools like a can opener or a multi - tool - Extra batteries for household items and medical equipment - Entertainment, such as board games, movies, podcasts and books||- Enough emergency cash to cover up to 72 hours of incidental expenses, if possible - A multi-tool - Books and portable toys and games - Electronics with a vehicle charger - Extra blankets - Battery-powered or crank radio and flashlight, candles and matches or a lighter|