Week 3: Get ready to go from awareness to action

It won’t happen here: We like to think we live in safe neighborhoods, but the reality is that disasters pose a threat to everyone. While an emergency plan/kit cannot prevent the emergency, it can mitigate its effects, especially its harm to children who are dependent on parents/caregivers for their safety.

Stay-Kit items:

A Stay-Kit is a kit you keep at home with items to get you through a disaster. This kit should consist of at least 72-hours worth of supplies, but preferably 2 weeks worth. Consider what you would want if you could not shop at a store in the aftermath of a disaster.

This week, collect the following items for your Stay-Kit:

  • Toiletries – toothbrush, toothpaste, other hygiene items you may require
  • First aid kit
  • Dust masks
  • Flashlight(s)
  • Batteries