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Emergency Management and Communications
117 S. Groesbeck, 2nd Floor, Mount Clemens, MI 48043
(586) 469-5270

Preparedness Kits:

Water, food, and clean air are important things to have if an emergency strikes. Each household should have a 72-hour emergency supply kit that is customized to meet family-specific needs. The kit should include essential items, such as a three-day supply of water and food, important family documents, and items that satisfy unique family needs. Include these basic items in your preparedness kit:

  • Water - one gallon per person, per day, for at least three days
  • Food - at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food per person
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and extra batteries
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle - to call for help
  • Dust Mask - to help filter contaminated air
  • Sanitation items - such as moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties.
  • Manual can opener - for food
  • Clothing, shoes, and bedding
  • Important family documents - such as copies of insurance policies, bank account records, and medical records
  • Unique family needs - such as daily prescription medications, infant formula, or diapers

Additional items to consider for your preparedness kit:

  • Cash, coins, or traveler's checks
  • Emergency reference materials - such as first aid book
  • Disinfectant and household chlorine bleach
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Tools and supplies - such as pliers and work gloves
  • Personal hygiene items and feminine supplies
  • Eating utensils
  • Paper and pencil
  • Chargers - for electronics such as cell phone or computer
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape for sheltering inside
  • Pet supplies
  • Books, games, puzzles - for children

Remember: A disaster can strike at any time. Consider creating additional preparedness kits for work, the car or travel.


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