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Grab and Go Emergency Supply Kit

In the event of an evacuation, it's important to make sure you have supplies packed that you can easily take with you. If you are not evacuated, make sure you have a well-stocked household emergency supply kit.

When preparing your Grab and Go kit, make sure it is easy to transport by keeping it in a backpack, dufflebag or wheeled suitcase. Keep it somewhere that you can easily access it, like your front hall closet, and make sure everyone in the household knows where it is.

If your kit is heavy, separate the supplies into separate backpacks so it's more portable and each person can personalize his or her own kit.

Make sure you pack all the basic supplies you might need, especially enough water for each person. For a full list of recommended supplies, see the Grab and Go Kit Checklist.

Basic Supplies

  • Water – at last two litres per person per day. Include small bottles that can be carried easily in case of evacuation
  • Food that won’t spoil, such as canned food, energy bars and dried foods (replace water and food once a year)
  • Manual can opener
  • Crank or battery-powered flashlight and radio
  • Batteries (replace batteries once a year and store in separate bag)
  • First aid kit
  • Extra keys to your car and house
  • Cash in small bills (e.g. $10), change for payphones, credit card
  • Copy of your emergency plan and contact information
  • Copies of identification and pictures of each family member to help locate those who are missing/lost

If applicable:

  • Prescription medication and glasses
  • Infant formula and supplies
  • Equipment for people with disabilities
  • Pet food, water and medication