EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS - are you ready for 72 hours?
Is your family prepared for an emergency? The following information is supplied as suggested preparedness planning for every household. Most people will already have these items in their home. Take the time to review the lists, make a plan, and ensure that all family members "know the drill." Being prepared is not a waste of time - you only have to use your plan once to recognize its value.
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When an emergency or disaster occurs, it may be days before you are rescued and services become available. A 72-hour supply of the essentials can make a huge difference in how you and your family are able to cope. Your 72-hour kit should include:
- Flashlight (one for each family member)
- Water (6 litres for each family member)
- Non-perishable food and a manual can opener (include baby supplies if necessary)
- First Aid Kit (include a 72-hour supply of essential medications like insulin)
- Pet supplies
- Candles, matches and a lighter
- Change of clothes
- Toilet paper
- Garbage bags
In addition, to avoid the inconvenience and devastation of losing vital documents such as passports, birth certificates, and/or pictures, store hardcopies in a separate location. Give yourself peace of mind – scan or copy all these documents onto a flash drive. This makes it easy to take them with you and easy to store a back-up copy.
Provided for your information are the following links and content:
Alberta Emergency Management Agency - Emergency Preparedness Information - click here
Alberta Government Tip Sheets on safety - click here