Victoria Tuesday, January 1, 2019 9:00 AM

With the start of a new year, make a resolution to be better prepared for potential emergencies.

Emergency Management BC (EMBC) urges British Columbians to make a commitment to better prepare themselves and their families for possible emergencies. Start by building an emergency kit and developing a household plan that individuals and families can practise throughout the year.

A home emergency kit does not take a long time to create and does not need to be expensive. Just follow the basic list below, and remember to store collected supplies in an easy-to-access location:

  • First-aid kit
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Cellphone with charger (inverter or solar charger)
  • Cash in small bills
  • A local map with a family meeting place identified
  • A minimum three-day supply of food and water, but aim for a week to two weeks.
  • Garbage bags
  • Dust mask
  • Seasonal clothing and footwear
  • Water (minimum of four litres of water per person, per day)

Make a 2019 New Year’s resolution to prepare for a disaster before it strikes.

Learn More:

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