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Posted on: September 8, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Preparedness Month - Week 2 Build a kit with everyone in mind

Title: Nationa Preparedness Month Week 2 - Description: Title is National Preparedness Month.<br/>On the left is a pictire of a back pack with first aid kit, pet food, baby bottle, flashlight, radio transistor.Next to the image you can read Week 2:  Build a kit with everyone in mind.<br/>Underneath is the FEMA logo and logo


Being prepared means having your own food, water, and other supplies to last for several days.  A disaster supply is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency.

Step 1: Assemble Your Disaster Supply Kit 

Visit for a list of the items you should include in your kit.  Don’t forget to consider what unique needs your family might have.  Store the items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supply kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag.


Step 2: Maintain Your Kit

After assembling your kit, remember to maintain it so it’s ready when needed:   keep canned food in a cool, dry place, store boxed food in tightly closed plastic or metal containers, replace expired items as needed, re-think your needs every year and update your kit as your family’s needs change.


Step 3: Storing Your Kit

Since you do not know where you will be when an emergency occurs, prepare supplies for home, work, and cars.  Make sure all family members know where the kit is kept and have it ready in case you have to leave your home quickly.  Keep a “grab and go” kit of emergency supplies at your work and in your car.


Title: Visit - Description: The image reads:Visit www, for additional info and resources about building your family or agency a disaster supply kit.

Title: Office of Emergency Management Logo - Description: All letters are in green which is the office of emergency's color.<br/>on Top:  Be Ready.  Be Safe.  Be Informed.On the left:  Town of Brookline Seal<br/>To the righ of the Town Seal:  Office of Emergency Management.


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