Aware Prepare

Home Emergency Kit

In an emergency, basic services (electricity, gas, water, etc.) may be cut off for days or even weeks. People could be stuck in their homes during that time or evacuated at a moment's notice and might not have time to shop or search for the supplies they need. That's why it is important to have a fully-stocked disaster kit ready. The kit should include items like:

  • Waterwater
  • Non-perishable food that doesn't need electricity for storage or preparation
  • Specialty food - for elderly or people on special diets.
  • Flashlights with extra batteries (Choose a good quality, durable flashlight)
  • First aid kit (Choose a robust kit with 7-10 days' worth of necessary items)
  • Pet supplies (Appropriate for the needs of your pet)
  • Coloring books, crayons, or other items to keep kids busy
  • Extra medications and baby items (If appropriate)

For a complete list, visit New York's Aware Prepare website

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