The best time to assemble a three to seven-day emergency supply kit is well before you will ever need it. Most people already have these items around the house and it is a matter of assembling them now before an evacuation order is issued.
Start with an easy to carry, watertight container – a large plastic storage container will do, or line a sturdy cardboard box with a couple of trash bags.
Stocking up now on emergency supplies can add to your family’s safety and comfort during and after a disaster. Store enough supplies for at least three days, preferably seven days, in one place.