Build an Emergency Kit
One of the easiest things to do to prepare for an emergency is to assemble an emergency kit ahead of time. A typical kit should contain enough food, water, and other important supplies to last for at least 72 hours.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers excellent guidance on building a kit and coping with an emergency that may disrupt services such as electricity, water, gas, internet, and telephone.
If you would like assistance building a kit for your home, office, and car or you have any questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Typical Kit Contents
When you’re ready to build your personal preparedness kit, here are some essential items to include:
- Water – one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days
- Food – at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
- First aid kit
- Extra batteries
- Whistle (to signal for help)
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Manual can opener for food
- Cash to last for all members of your family for several days for gas, food, and supplies
- Printouts of the MIT campus map, City of Cambridge map, and a map of the area where you live.
- Copies of important personal documents (ex: driver’s license, passport, insurance policies, etc.) stored in a waterproof, portable container