1. EarthquakeFireAccidentSnow StormHurricaneFood
  2. Water
  3. Sanitation
  4. Shelter
  5. First Aid
  6. Cooking
  7. Light
  8. Communication
  9. Personal Items & Clothing
  10. Important Papers & Money

 All ten things need to be planned for, for every emergency, even though these items may apply differently in different situations.

  1. I know it’s not an essential item, but a comfort or entertainment item for the kids is a big one. Especially the younger ones, in any type of emergency situation, a favorite stuffed animal could help ease their fears, even if just a little. For the older kids, books, board games or anything to keep them busy will also help you, while you attend to your task of keeping your family safe.

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