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New Jersey Office of Emergency Management: What goes in an emergency kit?

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Ridgewood NJ, New Jersey Office of Emergency Management has put together a list for creating an emergency kit . They answer questions like “What types of emergency kits are there?” and “What goes in an emergency kit?”

We frequently get these questions, so now is a great time to provide some useful tips and excellent resources to help you when assembling an emergency kit. You should have an emergency kit for your home (including pets) and have one in each vehicle.
• It is recommended to stock a 2-week supply of emergency necessities. You can find a list of basic supplies at https://www.ready.gov/kit
• Looking for a printable emergency supply checklist? https://www.ready.gov/…/files/2021-02/ready_checklist.pdf
• How would I build an emergency kit for my pets? https://www.animalemergency.nj.gov/
• What goes in an emergency kit for my vehicle? https://www.aaa.com/…/what-to-have-in-your-car…
• To assemble your kit, store items in airtight plastic bags in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag.
• Store clean-up and repair supplies in a safe place.
• Make your emergency kit portable in case you need to evacuate.
• Don’t forget special supplies for babies, the elderly, those with access or functional needs, and your animals.
• Re-think your needs every year and update your kit as your family’s needs change.
Check out our website for additional information: http://ready.nj.gov/
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