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You should be prepared to provide your own basic necessities for three to five days during a disaster, whether you are evacuating or sheltering-in-place.
Before you begin to develop a kit, consider how a disaster will impact you and/or your family. Consider the individual needs of each person you are preparing for.
Make sure to modify this list to suit your own personal needs.
Some items that you will need in an emergency kit may be too difficult to maintain within the kit, but those items should be readily available in your home if you need to shelter in place or evacuate. Some of those items include:
Once you have developed your emergency kit, consider developing a schedule to check the supplies in your kit, including rotation of your food and water supplies.