Your emergency kit should contain a selection of items that your household may need if the power goes out.
To create your emergency kit, start with a plastic bin or cardboard box, then add the following items – and be sure to gather enough supplies to last at least 72 hours:
• Bottles of water
• Non-perishable food and a can opener
• Battery-powered radio
• Variety of hand tools
• Battery-powered clock
• Extra batteries
• First-aid kit and medications
• Personal hygiene items
• Emergency phone numbers
• Spare keys
• Warm bedding and clothing
Store your emergency kit in a safe place that you can access easily when needed.