Emergency Preparedness

Five days to emergency preparedness: Day 5 - Create an Emergency Supply Kit for Your Pet and Car

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

Make a 'Go Bag' for pets by gathering supplies


Consider:

  • Food and bowls
  • Can opener
  • Water
  • Blanket
  • Toys
  • Current photos
  • Medications and medical records
  • Leashes, harnesses or carriers
  • Litter pan, bags and scoop

Make a car emergency kit


Consider:

  • Snow brush, ice scraper and shovel
  • Booster cables
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Water and emergency food supply
  • Blanket
  • Spare warm clothing
  • Hat, mitts, scarf, and boots
  • Windshield wiper fluid and gas-line antifreeze
  • Sand, salt, cat litter or traction mats for ice
  • Emergency flares
  • Emergency contact numbers (including roadside assistance)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Whistle
  • Spare fuel container (kept out of passenger area of the vehicle)
  • Road maps
  • Car charger or power bank for cellphone