Create a three-day-kit
Another important facet of the crisis plan for your family is a survival kit. In the event of an emergency, you will want to be armed with all the necessary provisions, With the right supplies, you will be able to react quickly and efficiently and will be better able to care for your family.
You will want to keep your disaster survival kit packed and in an easily accessible location. You may choose to make several kits: one to be used at home, a smaller kit if you need to evacuate from your home, one for your office, and one for your car.
Kits should be stored in a durable, easy to handle, container, such as a garbage can, duffle bag or plastic storage bin.
To begin, assemble enough food and water for each family member for approximately three days. Food should be canned goods and items that do not require cooking. Each person should have a gallon of water a day, which can be used for drinking as well as sanitation.
Once you have all the staples you need, you can then begin to add a few items to make you and your family more comfortable. You might want to consider adding books, a deck of cards, or a few games. These additions to your kit will be helpful, especially if you have small children.
3-day kit Checklist
Your 3-day kit should contain the following items: (This list is not all-inclusive.)
Remember, you will want to be sure your kit has an adequate supply of any prescription medications and extra contact lenses or glasses for those who wear them.
More information is available at Ready.gov