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Build Your Emergency Preparedness Kit

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At this time, the track of Hurricane Fiona indicates that our region may not be impacted as severely as other parts of the province, but we all need to be prepared.

It's your responsibility to start gathering supplies and start thinking about what your family will need for at least 72 hours in the event of an emergency. Being prepared means having an emergency kit with the following items:

✅ Water — two litres of water per person per day (include small bottles)
✅ Food that won't spoil, such as canned food, energy bars and dried foods (replace once a year)
✅ Manual can opener
✅ Wind-up or battery-powered flashlight (and extra batteries)
✅ Wind-up or battery-powered radio (and extra batteries)
✅ First aid kit
✅ Extra keys for your car and house
✅ Cash, travellers' cheques and change
✅ Important family documents such as identification, insurance and bank records
✅ Emergency plan — include a copy in your kit as well as contact information

Also consider these additional emergency kit supplies:

✅ Two additional litres of water per person per day for cooking and cleaning
✅ Candles and matches or lighter (place in sturdy containers and do not burn unattended)
✅ Change of clothing and footwear for each household member
✅ Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each household member
✅ Toiletries and personal hygiene items
✅ Hand sanitizer, toilet paper and garbage bags
✅ Prepaid phone card, mobile phone charger
✅ Pet food and supplies
✅ Infant formula, baby food and supplies
✅ Activities for children like books, puzzles or toys
✅ Prescription medications, medical equipment
✅ Utensils, plates and cups
✅ Household chlorine bleach or water purifying tablets
✅ Basic tools (hammer, pliers, wrench, screwdrivers, work gloves, pocket knife)
✅ Small fuel-operated stove and fuel
✅ Whistle (to attract attention)
✅ Duct tape

Check out this short and informative video to learn more: