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NAN: Supplies for an Emergency Kit

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In addition to a basic first aid kit, it’s also a good idea to create an emergency kit composed of basic supplies that you may need in the event of an emergency. These supplies should be gathered in addition to a first aid kit. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control, your emergency kit should contain:

1 gallon of water per person, per day for three days

a three day supply of non-perishable food for each person

a manual can opener

a flashlight

a battery powered, solar or hand crank radio

a cell phone with charger, extra batteries

a 7 day supply of medication and medical supplies

an emergency blanket

soap, toothbrush and personal care items

a multipurpose tool

emergency contact information

copies of important documents

extra cash

a map of the area and 

extra house and car keys. 

Candles and matches stored in a zip top bag, dust masks, plastic sheeting and duct tape can also be included. 

If there is a baby in the home, you’ll also want to include formula, bottles and diapers. Age appropriate games and books may also be included.  If there is a pet in the home consider packing pet food and additional water. 

Storing the supplies in a large, waterproof storage bin can make for easy access.

Nannies should discuss emergency readiness and planning with their employers and work together to create an emergency kit if the family does not already have one.

Michelle LaRoweNAN: Supplies for an Emergency Kit