Often during an emergency, electricity, water,
heat, air conditioning or telephone service may not work. All Nevadans should
have some basic supplies on hand in order for a family to survive if an
emergency occurs. The emergency supply kit should be robust and contain enough
food, water, medications and other consumables to last up to seven to ten days.
Following is a list of basic items (based on a family of four to survive for
seven to ten days) that every emergency supply kit should include. Check your family emergency stockpiles, change
batteries in radios and flashlights, replace or rotate food items in the kit,
update any family information medications, address the special needs of the
family, emergency contact information and identification cards for all members.
emergency preparedness kit is a first step to ensure families and businesses
can sustain themselves in the event of illness outbreaks or natural disasters
like severe winter storms, earthquakes, fires, and floods. Family emergency
supplies can be contained in new, large trashcans, backpacks or suitcases and
can be assembled over several months by adding just one or two items to a
grocery list. Kits should include food, water, a first aid kit, tools, copies
of important documents, clothing and bedding, medications, and pet supplies.