In the event of a emergency or disaster, roads may be closed, and emergency services stretched beyond capacity. It’s important that you and your family are able to go at least 72 hours without outside assistance. 

By pulling some basic supplies together — many of which may already be in your home — you can make a family emergency kit, quickly and easily.

Quick tips for making your family emergency kit

Your basic family emergency kit should contain these items:

Other emergency kits you’ll need

In addition to the family emergency kit, you should consider making these additional kits: 

Are you ready to make your emergency kits?

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