WHAT IS AN EMERGENCY KIT—AND WHY DO I NEED ONE?
Many people ask the question, “What is an emergency kit?” Simply put, an emergency kit, or earthquake kit, is a collection of basic items your household or workplace may need in the event of an emergency.
Emergency planning experts at FEMA and other Federal agencies have issued a reminder 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 around or shop for the disaster supplies you require, at a time when you most need them.
Be aware that you may need to survive on your own after a major power outage or disaster situation occurs. This means having your own emergency food, water and other important supplies on hand in sufficient quantities to sustain yourself, your family and workplace for at least 72 hours. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could receive help in hours–or it may take days or longer.
Additionally, basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones may be cut off for days, or even a week or more. Your emergency supplies kit should include plenty of survival essentials to help you manage during these outages.
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