Be Prepared for 72 Hours

Note: You can never be too prepared. The first 72 hours matter most.

Emergency Kit

It's important to be prepared for 72 hours. The best way to be prepared is to make an emergency kit in advance that can sustain you, your family and your pets for 72 hours.

For more information or to get ideas on items you can add to your emergency kit, please visit websites such as or the American Red Cross to explore ways you and your family can be prepared for an unexpected disaster.

Item Ideas

Some suggested emergency kit items may include:
  • Battery-powered radio
  • Blankets
  • Can opener
  • Dust mask
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight with batteries
  • Food
  • Important family documents
  • Infant supplies
  • Medications
  • Moist towelettes
  • Pet supplies
  • Trash bags
  • Water
  • Whistle
List of Preparedness Items