Emergency Kits for Natural Disasters
First aid kits, or emergency kits, are too important to put them together when a disaster strikes. Natural disasters usually happen suddenly, and kits need to be ready to go at a location near the door so you can focus on the safety of your family or personnel first.
Below are examples of what to include in your emergency kit.
What to Include in a kit for a group of 2 to 3 people -- Medical items to keep in a first aid kit include the following:
- Adhesive bandages
- Gauze pads
- Equipment for resuscitation
- Towelettes to clean wounds
- Emergency blankets
- Adhesive Tape
- water bottles or packets
- three days of food/snacks (MREs)
- Change of clothing
- games to pass time
- Important papers
Place kits in a location that are easily accessible. Contact your local Red Cross for more information on how to be ready for a natural disaster.