National Preparedness Month is a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that can happen at any time. Each week the campaign focuses on a different aspect of preparedness for individuals, families and communities.
Week 2: Build a Kit
September 5 - 11, 2021:
- Create or update your emergency supplies with this list: www.ready.gov/kit
- Make sure your emergency kit is ready to go in case you need evacuate. Include:
- Enough food and water to last several days.
- Medication, face masks and disinfectant for everyone in your household.
- Pet supplies.
- When building a kit, people with disabilities should consider the items they use daily, as well as life-sustaining items. www.ready.gov/disability
- Have medication for at least three days in your emergency supplies.
- Check the expiration date on your emergency supplies, and replace any old items.
- Get the kids involved in building their own emergency kit: www.ready.gov/kids/build-a-kit
- Kids bored? We can help. Check out our online Ready Kids Build A Kit game: www.ready.gov/kids/games
- Include your child's favorite stuffed animals, board games, books or music in their emergency kit to comfort them in a disaster.