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How to Build a Home Emergency Kit with SERVPRO of Greater Covington and Mandeville

You can never be too prepared when it comes to a disaster. A home emergency kit should include all the necessities for surviving at least 72 hours and unique items your family may need, like items for pets or seniors.

A basic home emergency kit should include:

Water (one gallon of water per day per person for at least 3 days)
Food (at least a three day supply of nonperishable foods for each person)
Battery-powered or hand-crank radio
Extra batteries
First aid kit
Manual can opener
Garbage bags
Moist towelettes
Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
Cell phone and extra chargers (power bank)
Copies of important documents (insurance policies, identification, bank account statements, etc.)
Your family may need to include other items, such as:

Prescription medications
Pet food and extra water
Glasses, contacts, contact solution
Infant formula, diapers, wipes, etc.
Cash or traveler's checks
Sleeping bags and blankets
Feminine products
Personal hygiene items
Books, puzzles, and games for children
Remember to store your emergency supplies kit in a cool, dry place and to assess your family's needs each year before hurricane season begins.

For more information on preparing for hurricane season, please visit https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes.