Five days to emergency preparedness: Day 2 - Get Emergency Supplies

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Steps towards being prepared for an emergency:
 

Day 1: Make a PlanDay 2: Get Emergency SuppliesDay 3: Prepare for Unique NeedsDay 4: Be Informed, Sign up for AlertsDay 5: Create an emergency supply kit for your pet and car

Tasks

Create a ‘go bag’ in case you have to evacuate your home


Consider the following items:

  • Battery powered radio and extra batteries
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Lightweight blankets
  • Emergency information, including insurance policies
  • A list of medications and correct dosage, and doctor’s names and numbers
  • Personal items such as toothbrushes, soap, extra eyeglasses, etc.
  • Cell phone and charger
  • First aid kit
  • Change of clothing
  • Non-perishable snacks
  • Books, cards or magazines to pass the time 
  • Cash

Put aside a 3-day supply of food for your household


Consider:

Balance - A balanced diet includes a variety of foods from each of the basic food groups. Include high energy foods (such as nuts and protein bars) and comfort foods (such as graham crackers or chocolate).

Usability - Choose items that don’t need to be cooled, heated, or need a lot of water. Examples include canned or dried meat, dry cereal, and canned vegetables. Make sure you have a manual can opener if you plan to use canned goods.

Shelf Life - Look at the expiration date listed on the food item. Use and replace foods before the expiration date.
 

 

Purchase and store a 72-hour supply of water


Have at least 2 litres per person per day.