Disaster Safety Kit

​When a natural disaster occurs, it can take first responders as long as 72 hours to reach people in non-critical situations.

​10 Things to Include in an Emergency KitPublic Safety Canada recommends that you keep a basic home emergency kit containing the following items to help you survive a disaster:​Water ​2 litres of water per person, per day (small bottles are easier to carry in case of an evacuation order).FoodCanned food, energy bars and other non-perishablesManual can opener. Flashlight and batteries. Battery-powered or wind-up radio and extra batteries. First aid kit. Special needs items:​Prescription medications, infant formula and equipment for people with disabilities.​​Extra keys for your car and house.​ CashInclude smaller bills and change for pay phones (travellers’ cheques are handy also)Emergency planInclude a hard copy of your emergency plan and ensure it lists in-town and out-of-town contacts​Remember to check the expiry date of applicable items such as medications and infant formula on an annual basis and replace items as necessary.​Additional Sources of Information: Visit ​Public Safety Canada for more emergency preparedness information