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Get an Emergency Supply Kit

An emergency supply kit is a vital part of emergency preparedness.

When a disaster happens, basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment, and telephones may be cut off for days, or even a week or longer. Or, you may need to evacuate at a moment's notice.

Once the emergency happens, there won't be time to go shopping or try to find and gather together all the essential items you will need. When disaster strikes, having an emergency supply kit ready will save you precious time and just might just save your life.

Because it may take several days for emergency services to be able to assist you in a disaster, your emergency supply kit should contain enough food, water, and supplies to sustain you and your family a minimum of three days. Because you never know when or where an emergency will occur, you should also consider having a kit ready in your vehicle as well as where you work.

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