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In general, the supplies you will have in your emergency kit will assist and prepare you for many emergencies and incidents, both natural and man made. However, certain incidents and emergencies have differing effects ranging from duration, magnitude and severity. For those other more specific incidents, we have created specific pages as available above in the horizontal tabbed navigation.
A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. The purpose of an emergency supply kit is to organize necessities you will need to survive.
Try to assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency. You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You will probably not have time to search for the supplies you need or shop for them.
You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least one week. First Responders and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours or it might take days.
Additionally, basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones may be cut off for days or weeks, or longer. Your supply kit should contain items to help you manage during these outages.
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