You should have the items in this list in addition to the supplies for your home emergency kit. Each person in your household should have the items in a tote bag or back-pack, stored in a secure place with the other emergency supplies. They should be ready to go if you have to evacuate on short notice.

  • Food such as dried fruit, high-energy food bars, candies etc.

  • First aid kit and booklet;

  • Survival manual

  • Windup flashlight

  • Money, including coins/phone card.

  • Photographs of family and loved ones

  • Gloves and other warm clothing

  • Address book with important family phone numbers, particularly those in another town/city

  • Remember to add necessities for babies, small children, elderly and people with disabilities in your household.

  • When you evacuate, supplement the items in individual evacuation packs with other items from your store of emergency supplies including: bottled water (ideally, 4 litres per person per day) and cooking/eating utensils.

  • Be sure to take prescribed medications such as heart and high blood pressure medication, insulin set, with you when you evacuate.

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