Building A Household Emergency Kit

Building A Household Emergency Kit

Below are some tips for creating a basic household emergency kit. For more information, you can go to For specific preparedness information in Sammamish you can visit

It can seem overwhelming to start an emergency kit for your home so start with these tips and consider gathering this supplies over the course of a few weeks!

Basic Household Emergency Kit:
1. 1 gallon of water per person, per day for drinking, cooking and sanitation
2. At least a 3-day supply of non-perishable food and a manual can opener
a. Make sure to choose foods that your family will eat, avoid foods that will make you thirsty and remember any special dietary needs.
3. Battery-powered or hand crank radio
4. Flashlight and extra batteries
5. First aid kit

Where to store your kit:
Since you never know where you will be when a disaster hits, keep your kit in a designated location and make sure that all family members know where it is.

Maintaining your kit:
Keep an eye on expiration dates so that everything in the kit is good to use in the event of a disaster. If something is about to expire (such as canned corn, beans or tuna) replace it and plan to use it in a meal!

Be sure to store your kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers so that it can be moved around based on where you are in your house.

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