Tips for Assembling Your Emergency Kit

Posted at 7:12 AM, Apr 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-05 05:59:08-04

(WAAY) - One key to being prepared for severe weather is having an emergency kit at home and where you work.

An emergency kit is made up of common household items that you would need to survive in a natural disaster.

According to some of the items you should include in your kit are:

- At least one gallon of water per person in your family

- Non-perishable food for at least three days

- Flashlight with extra batteries

- A NOAA weather radio

- A first aid kit

- A sleeping bag or blanket and pillow for each family member

Each emergency kit should be customized for your family's specific needs. For example, if you have an infant, pack extra formula.

It is important to pack enough things in your emergency kit to survive on your own after a natural disaster.

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