Make an emergency kit

During an emergency, you could lose important services, such as electricity, water, phones, and transit. You may need to stay in place or leave your home suddenly.

An emergency kit – filled with food, water, clothing, medicine, money, and other supplies  – is an important part of being prepared for the unexpected. You will need enough supplies to help you, your household, and your pets cope without services for 72 hours or more. 

What to put in an emergency kit

You can buy a pre-assembled emergency kit, or build your own. Use the lists below to help you put your emergency kits together.

Gradually add a few items each time you shop to reduce the burden on your budget and on suppliers.