For many emergencies, you may be able to shelter in place, either at home or at work. In this situation you will need to rely on items you've included in your emergency kit.
Include items you'd need for at least three days in case of disruption to essential services such as power and water supplies. Also, include the equipment you'll need to prepare meals with no power.
Keep your kit in a waterproof storage container and store in an easy-to-access location. Check your kit every three months to stock up and rotate supplies to ensure provisions are fresh and safe to use.
If you live in a low-lying coastal area or an area prone to flooding, preparing an evacuation kit now can save you time and stress in the event of cyclone, storm tide, flood or tsunami.
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