What is in an Emergency Kit?
> 1 gallon of water per person per day
> Food and manual can opener
> Week’s supply of prescription medication
> Battery powered radio, with extra batteries
> Extra batteries for hearing aids or other assistive devices
> Flashlight with extra batteries
> List of contacts (e.g. family members, friends, doctors)
> First aid supplies

Any items you normally use that you would need for three days should an emergency occur should also be included. If you have a pet, you will need three days’ supply of food and water for each pet. Should you have to evacuate, these supplies should go with you. More extensive lists and information can be found on websites dealing with preparedness, such as Ready.gov.
It is also a very good idea to have a “go bag” ready in case you have to evacuate either your home or work place. This small bag could include those personal items you would need if you had to leave without any notice as well as copies of financial records, pet’s veterinarian records, extra keys for house and car, cash, spare glasses or other special needs items, such as medications, batteries for assistive devices and copies of family documents.
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1. Does the city have a resident alert system?
2. How do I register for the city's alert/priority notification system? (Swift911)
3. What is emergency preparedness?
4. What's the difference between emergency preparedness and emergency response?
5. Why is planning so important?
6. What should people do to prepare for an emergency?
7. In an emergency, is evacuation always the answer?
8. What does shelter in place mean?
9. What is in an Emergency Kit?