Cassowary Coast Regional Council

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Preparing a Household Emergency Kit Preparing a Household Emergency Kit

Your emergency kit should be stored in your house and ready for any event.

It should include:

  • Battery-operated radio
  • Torch & spare batteries
  • Candles, lighter & waterproof matches
  • First-aid kit and manual
  • Combination pocket knife
  • Portable (gas) stove with fuel
  • Cooking gear
  • Water in sealed containers (10 litres per person)
  • Medication including additional supplies
  • Toiletry & sanitary supplies
  • Change of clothes & strong shoes
  • Non-perishable food (cans) - enough for 3 - 4 days plus can opener & utensils
  • Special needs items for young children, the aged & people with disabilities
  • Pet food, water & other animal needs
  • Tent or tarpualin & blankets
  • Other camping equipment
  • Cash money (ATMs may not be available after an event)
  • Personal documents (insurance certificates, photographs etc.)
  • Strong plastic bags (for clothing & valuables)
  • List of emergency phone numbers

Store these items in one or two sturdy, easily-transportable bags or boxes.

Click here to download an Emergency Kit Checklist.