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Create an Emergency Kit

An emergency kit is to be used when an event occurs and you are unable to purchase necessities for your daily needs. Family emergency kits should prepare you and your family to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours. The key to assembling an emergency kit is to have the necessary items packed and stored at a location for all family members to access it when in need.

Emergency Kit for Your Home

Items can be stored in an easy-to-carry bag such as a backpack or duffel, not a luggage bag. This kit is not only to prepare and supply your family for a power outage in the winter, but also for when an evacuation is necessary and you have to leave your home immediately. Remember to pack what you or your family members need, as each person has individual needs.  Ensure that you have a battery-powered radio in working order with spare batteries, to listen to instructions from your local station.

Items to include in your home emergency kit include:

  • Copies of identification and important documents, such as
  • Insurance policies and social insurance numbers
  • First aid kit
  • Warm blankets
  • Extra set of clothes
  • Flashlight
  • Cash
  • Keys
  • Photos of family members

Emergency Kit for Your Car

Your vehicle also requires an emergency kit in case a severe weather event hits while you are on the road, or if your car breaks down during extreme cold weather conditions.

Items to include in your car emergency kit:

  • Shovel
  • Traction mats
  • Booster cables
  • Tow rope
  • Ice scraper and brush
  • Road maps and compass
  • Emergency food pack
  • Reflecting triangle
  • Utility knife
  • Cloth and paper towels
  • Flashlights and batteries
  • Warning light or road flares
  • Extra clothing and footwear
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Survival blankets
  • Windshield washer fluid and anti-freeze

For more information about how you can prepare yourself in case of an emergency, please visit the Emergency Management Office.