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Posted on: September 1, 2023

National Preparedness Month: Build a Kit

NPM 2023: Build a Kit

Do you have a kit prepared & ready for emergencies? September is National Preparedness Month and the Irving Office of Emergency Management shares tips to build an emergency kit unique for their family’s needs. 

Kits should have enough supplies to last 72 hours for a variety of hazards such as severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, snow, ice, extreme heat and flooding. Do not forget critical items for family members, such as:

  • Pet supplies
  • Medications
  • Baby items such as diapers, formula and bottles

National Preparedness Month Build a Kit

Prepare a Plan

  • Where would family members meet if an emergency occurred and they were separated? 
  • Who would family members contact to let someone know they were safe? 
  • Preparing a plan ahead of time will be extremely important during an emergency. 
  • It should include household member information, places where household members often spend the majority of their time, information on household pets, designated place where household members will meet and emergency numbers. 

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