One of the most critical steps you can take to sustain yourself and your family during a disaster is to create an emergency kit before the disaster strikes.
An emergency kit contains items you might need including food, water, medication, a flashlight, a radio, and batteries. These items will help you if you are asked to stay home for as many as three days.
However, a kit may also be useful incase you have to evacuate your home. If the items you need are in your emergency kit, you will not have to scramble at the last minute to gather important items.
Include the following items in your emergency kit:
For information on how to assemble an emergency kit, visit the following sites:
Montgomery County's Are You Emergency Ready brochure includes information on items that should be in your emergency kit.