These are basic items you will need. Make sure you have a supply that will last at least 72 hours for every member of your household.
Keep an emergency kit in your vehicle at all times. Check your supplies twice a year and replace any contents that have expired or spoiled.
If you buy a pre-packaged vehicle emergency kit at your local hardware or automotive store, make sure the kit has everything you need for 72 hours.
Do you know the types of emergencies that could happen in Oakville? Are you prepared for the first 72 hours of an emergency?
As a family, discuss the types of emergencies, what you need to do to prepare, what to do during an emergency/evacuation, and what roles and responsibilities each person will have. Practice your plan regularly.
Learn more about preparing an Emergency Plan.
Make sure you have at least a 72-hour (three-day) supply of food, water and other essentials such as medications for every member of your household. Check your supplies twice a year and replace any contents that have expired or were removed for use.
Learn more about preparing an Emergency Kit.
People with special needs such as young children, elderly family members, persons with disabilities or persons with chronic illnesses require additional consideration in emergency preparedness planning.
Learn more about planning for special needs.
Don’t forget the needs of pets or service animals.
Learn more about preparing an emergency for your pets.