Household emergency kit

For any natural disaster, include the following items in your Household Emergency Kit:

  • Battery-operated radio and spare batteries
  • Torch and spare batteries
  • Candles*, lighter and waterproof matches
  • Water in sealed containers (10L per person)
  • Non-perishable food – enough for 3-4 days
  • Portable gas stove with fuel*
  • Can opener and utensils
  • Combination multi-tool
  • First aid kit and manual
  • Medication
  • Toiletry and sanitary supplies
  • Change of clothes and strong shoes
  • Special needs items for infants, older people and people with disabilities
  • Pet food, water and other animal needs*
  • Cash money (ATMs may not be available)
  • Personal documents (insurance certificates, photographs etc)
  • Strong plastic bags (for clothing and valuables etc)
  • Emergency phone numbers
  • Bedding and towels.

* These items may not be allowed in places of refuge.

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Last updated: 24 November 2017