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72 Hour Emergency Kit Checklist

Every family should have an emergency kit prepared in case of natural disaster. Emergency kits should be practical and be able to accommodate all family members for a minimum of 72 hrs.

Items to include in your emergency kit should include basic items such as food and water, bedding and clothing, fuel and light, equipment, personal supplies and medication, and personal documents and money.

Here is a complete list of items for each category:

Emergency kits should be kept in waterproof containers , backpacks, bags, etc. and should be easy to carry. The items should be checked every six months and rotated as necessary. If you have pets and/or small children then make sure to include additional items such as pet food , diapers, formula, etc. are included in your kit as well.