An Emergency Kit is an important step to prepare for, survive and cope with emergencies.
Know: All householders should know where your Emergency Kit is kept.
Check: and update the contents of your emergency kit on a regular basis, especially prior to storm season, to ensure everything is in working order and has not expired.
Discuss: your Emergency Kit with all householders and make sure everyone knows what to do in the case of an emergency.
Food and water
- Non—perishable food items – can opener and cooking utensils
- Bottled water – 10 Litres is recommended for a 3 day period
- Water purification tablets
Medical and sanitation
- First Aid Kit and manual
- Essential medications, prescriptions and dosage
- Toilet paper
- Personal hygiene items
- Flashlight/torch with extra batteries
- Battery powered lantern
- Battery powered radio with extra batteries
- Traditional wired telephone
- Prepaid wired telephone
- Prepaid phone cards and coins for phone calls
Clothing and footwear
- Warm jumper, waterproof jacket, hat and gloves for everyone
- Closed—toed shoes or boots for everyone
Tools and supplies
- Whistle, utility knife, duct/masking tape
- Plastic garbage bags, ties
- Safety glasses and sun glasses.
- Special items for infants (nappies, formula etc)
- Special items needed by elderly or people with special needs
- Spare house and car keys
- Pet food, water and other animal needs