Having an emergency kit is step 3 to Get Ready. Natural disasters can cause your home to lose access to power (electricity), water and gas. You also may not be able to get to a supermarket or pharmacy for supplies. Prepare an emergency kit and store it somewhere safe so you have the things you need during and after a natural disaster.

 

 

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SMALL EMERGENCY KIT
LARGE EMERGENCY KIT
SMALL EMERGENCY KIT
Essential emergency kit
First aid kit

A properly equipped first aid kit can save lives. Make sure you include a first aid manual.

10.00%
15.00%
First aid kit icon
Important documents

Your evacuation kit should contain up to date copies of the same important documents in your emergency kit. 

12.00%
87.00%
Documents icon
Sturdy gloves

A pair of sturdy work gloves will help prevent injury and infection when needing to handle rubbish and debris.

40.00%
65.00%
Gloves icon
Tissues

Pack enough tissues for each household member.

50.00%
50.00%
Torch

Electricity may not be available where you are headed to and you could be left in the dark for quite a while so include a torch (or two) or a battery powered lantern.

50.00%
25.00%
Torch icon
Wipes

Pack enough wipes for each household member.

35.00%
93.00%
Spare batteries

Make sure you have enough spare batteries to last three days. Ensure you have packed the correct battery type and quantities required for your torch, radio, kid’s toys that are packed and other included electricals.

65.00%
12.00%
Spare batteries icon
Essential toiletries

Include toiletries you will need for three days such as toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, personal hygiene products, sunscreen and insect repellent. 

5.00%
30.00%
Toiletries icon
Can opener

Although most tins have a ring pull, there are still quite a few for which you will need a can opener.

10.00%
69.00%
Can opener icon
Water for three days

Pack 10 litres of drinking water per person at a minimum. 

30.00%
15.00%
Water bottles icon
Non-perishable food for three days

Make a three-day menu plan for your household and store a supply of non-perishable food in your kit.

25.00%
38.00%
Non-perishable food icon
Phone and portable charger

You mobile phone is key to keeping connected during a disaster. Extend the life of your phone by ensuring you have a spare phone charger packed as well as a fully charged portable battery or power pack.

 

24.00%
73.00%
Mobile phone and charger icon
Battery operated radio

A battery powered radio is one of the most reliable items in a disaster especially during power and internet loss.

40.00%
42.00%
Hand sanitiser

Pack enough hand sanitiser for each member of the household.

47.00%
7.00%
Face mask

Pack enough face masks for each household member.

45.00%
89.00%
USB

Scan and save important documents, contact, emails and photos to a USB and keep it in your kit.

15.00%
57.00%
First aid kit

A properly equipped first aid kit can save lives. Make sure you include a first aid manual.

10.00%
15.00%
First aid kit icon
Important documents

Your evacuation kit should contain up to date copies of the same important documents in your emergency kit. 

12.00%
87.00%
Documents icon
Sturdy gloves

A pair of sturdy work gloves will help prevent injury and infection when needing to handle rubbish and debris.

40.00%
65.00%
Gloves icon
Tissues

Pack enough tissues for each household member.

50.00%
50.00%
Torch

Electricity may not be available where you are headed to and you could be left in the dark for quite a while so include a torch (or two) or a battery powered lantern.

50.00%
25.00%
Torch icon
Wipes

Pack enough wipes for each household member.

35.00%
93.00%
Spare batteries

Make sure you have enough spare batteries to last three days. Ensure you have packed the correct battery type and quantities required for your torch, radio, kid’s toys that are packed and other included electricals.

65.00%
12.00%
Spare batteries icon
Essential toiletries

Include toiletries you will need for three days such as toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, personal hygiene products, sunscreen and insect repellent. 

5.00%
30.00%
Toiletries icon
Can opener

Although most tins have a ring pull, there are still quite a few for which you will need a can opener.

10.00%
69.00%
Can opener icon
Water for three days

Pack 10 litres of drinking water per person at a minimum. 

30.00%
15.00%
Water bottles icon
Non-perishable food for three days

Make a three-day menu plan for your household and store a supply of non-perishable food in your kit.

25.00%
38.00%
Non-perishable food icon
Phone and portable charger

You mobile phone is key to keeping connected during a disaster. Extend the life of your phone by ensuring you have a spare phone charger packed as well as a fully charged portable battery or power pack.

 

24.00%
73.00%
Mobile phone and charger icon
Battery operated radio

A battery powered radio is one of the most reliable items in a disaster especially during power and internet loss.

40.00%
42.00%
Hand sanitiser

Pack enough hand sanitiser for each member of the household.

47.00%
7.00%
Face mask

Pack enough face masks for each household member.

45.00%
89.00%
USB

Scan and save important documents, contact, emails and photos to a USB and keep it in your kit.

15.00%
57.00%
First aid kit

A properly equipped first aid kit can save lives. Make sure you include a first aid manual.

10.00%
15.00%
First aid kit icon
Important documents

Your evacuation kit should contain up to date copies of the same important documents in your emergency kit. 

12.00%
87.00%
Documents icon
Sturdy gloves

A pair of sturdy work gloves will help prevent injury and infection when needing to handle rubbish and debris.

40.00%
65.00%
Gloves icon
Tissues

Pack enough tissues for each household member.

50.00%
50.00%
Torch

Electricity may not be available where you are headed to and you could be left in the dark for quite a while so include a torch (or two) or a battery powered lantern.

50.00%
25.00%
Torch icon
Wipes

Pack enough wipes for each household member.

35.00%
93.00%
Spare batteries

Make sure you have enough spare batteries to last three days. Ensure you have packed the correct battery type and quantities required for your torch, radio, kid’s toys that are packed and other included electricals.

65.00%
12.00%
Spare batteries icon
Essential toiletries

Include toiletries you will need for three days such as toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, personal hygiene products, sunscreen and insect repellent. 

5.00%
30.00%
Toiletries icon
Can opener

Although most tins have a ring pull, there are still quite a few for which you will need a can opener.

10.00%
69.00%
Can opener icon
Water for three days

Pack 10 litres of drinking water per person at a minimum. 

30.00%
15.00%
Water bottles icon
Non-perishable food for three days

Make a three-day menu plan for your household and store a supply of non-perishable food in your kit.

25.00%
38.00%
Non-perishable food icon
Phone and portable charger

You mobile phone is key to keeping connected during a disaster. Extend the life of your phone by ensuring you have a spare phone charger packed as well as a fully charged portable battery or power pack.

 

24.00%
73.00%
Mobile phone and charger icon
Battery operated radio

A battery powered radio is one of the most reliable items in a disaster especially during power and internet loss.

40.00%
42.00%
Hand sanitiser

Pack enough hand sanitiser for each member of the household.

47.00%
7.00%
Face mask

Pack enough face masks for each household member.

45.00%
89.00%
USB

Scan and save important documents, contact, emails and photos to a USB and keep it in your kit.

15.00%
57.00%
LARGE EMERGENCY KIT
Comprehensive emergency kit
FIrst aid kit including essential medication

A properly equipped first aid kit can save lives. Make sure you include a first aid manual and include a week’s supply of prescription and over the counter medication. 

7.00%
6.00%
First aid kit icon
Essential toiletries

Include toiletries you will need for three days such as toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, personal hygiene products, sunscreen and insect repellent. 

9.00%
33.00%
Toiletries icon
Can opener

Add a can opener to help open canned food.

9.00%
67.00%
Can opener icon
Important documents

Your emergency kit should contain up to date copies of important documents. For example documents could include your driver licence, insurance policies (home, content, vehicles, life), passports, legal documents (property deed, wills etc.), birth and marriage certificates.

13.00%
86.00%
Documents icon
Water for three days

Pack 10 litres of drinking water per person at a minimum. 

30.00%
15.00%
Water bottles icon
Non-perishable food for three days

Make a three-day menu plan for your household and store a supply of non-perishable food in your kit.

20.00%
40.00%
Non-perishable food icon
Mobile phone, chargers and power pack

You mobile phone is key to keeping connected during a disaster. Extend the life of your phone by ensuring you have a spare phone charger packed as well as a fully charged portable battery or power pack.

25.00%
73.00%
Mobile phone and charger icon
USB

Scan and save important documents, contact, emails and photos to a USB and keep it in your emergency kit.

15.00%
53.00%
USB icon
Torch

Even if your home is not damaged in a disaster, electricity may not be available and you could be left in the dark for quite a while so include a torch (or two) or  a battery powered lantern.

50.00%
25.00%
Torch icon
Spare batteries

Make sure you have enough spare batteries to last three days.

63.00%
8.00%
Spare batteries icon
Pet supplies

Pack pet food and other items. See the protect your pet page to learn more.

60.00%
30.00%
Pet supplies icon
Battery powered radio

Pack a radio that uses batteries. Get weather updates even if the internet and power stops working.

40.00%
38.00%
Battery operated radio icon
Thick gloves

Thick work gloves protect your hands when moving rubbish.

42.00%
60.00%
Gloves icon
Rubbish bags

Rubbish bags to clean up your backyard.

55.00%
87.00%
Rubbish bags icon
Sunglasses or safety glasses

Pack a pair of safety glasses or sunglasses to protect your eyes when cleaning up.

63.00%
65.00%
Sunglasses icon
Whistle

Use a whistle to let people know where you are if you need help.

63.00%
91.00%
Whistle icon
Wrench or pliers

Pack a wrench and pliers to help turn off power, water and gas supplies.

55.00%
69.00%
pliers
Tarpaulin and ropes

Use a tarpaulin and ropes to cover any damaged areas of your home during severe weather. Only use if it is safe to do so.

75.00%
15.00%
Tarpaulin icon
Important medications

Include any prescribed medication or aids required by household members such as prescription glasses, medic-alert bracelet or necklace (keep a spare in your kit), dosage measures (syringes, measuring cups), Epipen or batteries for hearing aids.

84.00%
40.00%
Medication icon
Spare clothes

Pack spare clothes in your kit. Have a warm jumper, rain jacket, hat, gloves and shoes for everyone.

75.00%
55.00%
Spare clothes
Baby supplies

Pack formulas (check expiry date) and a bottle. Have enough food, nappies and wipes for at least three days. Pack different sizes of nappies because your baby might have grown before you need to use them.

75.00%
85.00%
Baby supplies icon
Safety knife

A safety knife is a useful tool during and after a disaster.

75.00%
96.00%
Utility knife
Warm blankets

Pack blankets to keep you warm.

88.00%
15.00%
Blanket icon
Spare cash

Pack a small amount of cash (notes and coins) in case you cannot use bank cards.

85.00%
62.00%
Spare cash
Bedding

Add camping mattresses and sleeping bags to your kit.

96.00%
18.00%
Bedding icon
Gas powered stove

Pack a gas powered stove to cook on if there is no power.

96.00%
50.00%
Portable stove icon
Cooking and kitchen equipment

Pack items you need to cook, eat and store your food.

90.00%
80.00%
Kitchen supplies icon
Tissues

Pack enough tissues for each household member.

50.00%
50.00%
Wipes

Pack enough wipes for each household member.

30.00%
90.00%
Face mask

Pack enough face masks for each household member.

45.00%
91.00%
Hand sanitiser

Pack enough hand sanitiser for each household member.

47.00%
6.00%
FIrst aid kit including essential medication

A properly equipped first aid kit can save lives. Make sure you include a first aid manual and include a week’s supply of prescription and over the counter medication. 

7.00%
6.00%
First aid kit icon
Essential toiletries

Include toiletries you will need for three days such as toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, personal hygiene products, sunscreen and insect repellent. 

9.00%
33.00%
Toiletries icon
Can opener

Add a can opener to help open canned food.

9.00%
67.00%
Can opener icon
Important documents

Your emergency kit should contain up to date copies of important documents. For example documents could include your driver licence, insurance policies (home, content, vehicles, life), passports, legal documents (property deed, wills etc.), birth and marriage certificates.

13.00%
86.00%
Documents icon
Water for three days

Pack 10 litres of drinking water per person at a minimum. 

30.00%
15.00%
Water bottles icon
Non-perishable food for three days

Make a three-day menu plan for your household and store a supply of non-perishable food in your kit.

20.00%
40.00%
Non-perishable food icon
Mobile phone, chargers and power pack

You mobile phone is key to keeping connected during a disaster. Extend the life of your phone by ensuring you have a spare phone charger packed as well as a fully charged portable battery or power pack.

25.00%
73.00%
Mobile phone and charger icon
USB

Scan and save important documents, contact, emails and photos to a USB and keep it in your emergency kit.

15.00%
53.00%
USB icon
Torch

Even if your home is not damaged in a disaster, electricity may not be available and you could be left in the dark for quite a while so include a torch (or two) or  a battery powered lantern.

50.00%
25.00%
Torch icon
Spare batteries

Make sure you have enough spare batteries to last three days.

63.00%
8.00%
Spare batteries icon
Pet supplies

Pack pet food and other items. See the protect your pet page to learn more.

60.00%
30.00%
Pet supplies icon
Battery powered radio

Pack a radio that uses batteries. Get weather updates even if the internet and power stops working.

40.00%
38.00%
Battery operated radio icon
Thick gloves

Thick work gloves protect your hands when moving rubbish.

42.00%
60.00%
Gloves icon
Rubbish bags

Rubbish bags to clean up your backyard.

55.00%
87.00%
Rubbish bags icon
Sunglasses or safety glasses

Pack a pair of safety glasses or sunglasses to protect your eyes when cleaning up.

63.00%
65.00%
Sunglasses icon
Whistle

Use a whistle to let people know where you are if you need help.

63.00%
91.00%
Whistle icon
Wrench or pliers

Pack a wrench and pliers to help turn off power, water and gas supplies.

55.00%
69.00%
pliers
Tarpaulin and ropes

Use a tarpaulin and ropes to cover any damaged areas of your home during severe weather. Only use if it is safe to do so.

75.00%
15.00%
Tarpaulin icon
Important medications

Include any prescribed medication or aids required by household members such as prescription glasses, medic-alert bracelet or necklace (keep a spare in your kit), dosage measures (syringes, measuring cups), Epipen or batteries for hearing aids.

84.00%
40.00%
Medication icon
Spare clothes

Pack spare clothes in your kit. Have a warm jumper, rain jacket, hat, gloves and shoes for everyone.

75.00%
55.00%
Spare clothes
Baby supplies

Pack formulas (check expiry date) and a bottle. Have enough food, nappies and wipes for at least three days. Pack different sizes of nappies because your baby might have grown before you need to use them.

75.00%
85.00%
Baby supplies icon
Safety knife

A safety knife is a useful tool during and after a disaster.

75.00%
96.00%
Utility knife
Warm blankets

Pack blankets to keep you warm.

88.00%
15.00%
Blanket icon
Spare cash

Pack a small amount of cash (notes and coins) in case you cannot use bank cards.

85.00%
62.00%
Spare cash
Bedding

Add camping mattresses and sleeping bags to your kit.

96.00%
18.00%
Bedding icon
Gas powered stove

Pack a gas powered stove to cook on if there is no power.

96.00%
50.00%
Portable stove icon
Cooking and kitchen equipment

Pack items you need to cook, eat and store your food.

90.00%
80.00%
Kitchen supplies icon
Tissues

Pack enough tissues for each household member.

50.00%
50.00%
Wipes

Pack enough wipes for each household member.

30.00%
90.00%
Face mask

Pack enough face masks for each household member.

45.00%
91.00%
Hand sanitiser

Pack enough hand sanitiser for each household member.

47.00%
6.00%
FIrst aid kit including essential medication

A properly equipped first aid kit can save lives. Make sure you include a first aid manual and include a week’s supply of prescription and over the counter medication. 

7.00%
6.00%
First aid kit icon
Essential toiletries

Include toiletries you will need for three days such as toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, personal hygiene products, sunscreen and insect repellent. 

9.00%
33.00%
Toiletries icon
Can opener

Add a can opener to help open canned food.

9.00%
67.00%
Can opener icon
Important documents

Your emergency kit should contain up to date copies of important documents. For example documents could include your driver licence, insurance policies (home, content, vehicles, life), passports, legal documents (property deed, wills etc.), birth and marriage certificates.

13.00%
86.00%
Documents icon
Water for three days

Pack 10 litres of drinking water per person at a minimum. 

30.00%
15.00%
Water bottles icon
Non-perishable food for three days

Make a three-day menu plan for your household and store a supply of non-perishable food in your kit.

20.00%
40.00%
Non-perishable food icon
Mobile phone, chargers and power pack

You mobile phone is key to keeping connected during a disaster. Extend the life of your phone by ensuring you have a spare phone charger packed as well as a fully charged portable battery or power pack.

25.00%
73.00%
Mobile phone and charger icon
USB

Scan and save important documents, contact, emails and photos to a USB and keep it in your emergency kit.

15.00%
53.00%
USB icon
Torch

Even if your home is not damaged in a disaster, electricity may not be available and you could be left in the dark for quite a while so include a torch (or two) or  a battery powered lantern.

50.00%
25.00%
Torch icon
Spare batteries

Make sure you have enough spare batteries to last three days.

63.00%
8.00%
Spare batteries icon
Pet supplies

Pack pet food and other items. See the protect your pet page to learn more.

60.00%
30.00%
Pet supplies icon
Battery powered radio

Pack a radio that uses batteries. Get weather updates even if the internet and power stops working.

40.00%
38.00%
Battery operated radio icon
Thick gloves

Thick work gloves protect your hands when moving rubbish.

42.00%
60.00%
Gloves icon
Rubbish bags

Rubbish bags to clean up your backyard.

55.00%
87.00%
Rubbish bags icon
Sunglasses or safety glasses

Pack a pair of safety glasses or sunglasses to protect your eyes when cleaning up.

63.00%
65.00%
Sunglasses icon
Whistle

Use a whistle to let people know where you are if you need help.

63.00%
91.00%
Whistle icon
Wrench or pliers

Pack a wrench and pliers to help turn off power, water and gas supplies.

55.00%
69.00%
pliers
Tarpaulin and ropes

Use a tarpaulin and ropes to cover any damaged areas of your home during severe weather. Only use if it is safe to do so.

75.00%
15.00%
Tarpaulin icon
Important medications

Include any prescribed medication or aids required by household members such as prescription glasses, medic-alert bracelet or necklace (keep a spare in your kit), dosage measures (syringes, measuring cups), Epipen or batteries for hearing aids.

84.00%
40.00%
Medication icon
Spare clothes

Pack spare clothes in your kit. Have a warm jumper, rain jacket, hat, gloves and shoes for everyone.

75.00%
55.00%
Spare clothes
Baby supplies

Pack formulas (check expiry date) and a bottle. Have enough food, nappies and wipes for at least three days. Pack different sizes of nappies because your baby might have grown before you need to use them.

75.00%
85.00%
Baby supplies icon
Safety knife

A safety knife is a useful tool during and after a disaster.

75.00%
96.00%
Utility knife
Warm blankets

Pack blankets to keep you warm.

88.00%
15.00%
Blanket icon
Spare cash

Pack a small amount of cash (notes and coins) in case you cannot use bank cards.

85.00%
62.00%
Spare cash
Bedding

Add camping mattresses and sleeping bags to your kit.

96.00%
18.00%
Bedding icon
Gas powered stove

Pack a gas powered stove to cook on if there is no power.

96.00%
50.00%
Portable stove icon
Cooking and kitchen equipment

Pack items you need to cook, eat and store your food.

90.00%
80.00%
Kitchen supplies icon
Tissues

Pack enough tissues for each household member.

50.00%
50.00%
Wipes

Pack enough wipes for each household member.

30.00%
90.00%
Face mask

Pack enough face masks for each household member.

45.00%
91.00%
Hand sanitiser

Pack enough hand sanitiser for each household member.

47.00%
6.00%

Items in your emergency kit

Pack a kit with enough supplies to last three days.

Use the list below to help you pack an emergency kit. Put your mouse on the pictures to learn more.

You can also include more items if you want. If you live in a remote area, you might want to pack enough for extra days. Think about your situation and pack a kit that is right for you.

Keep your kit in a strong waterproof storage container and store it in a safe place in your home that you can get to easily. It is a good idea to keep it away from  young children.

Make a note of the emergency kit’s location on your household emergency and evacuation plan

 

You can also find the list of emergency kit items by downloading the 3 steps to Get Ready Booklet.

Evacuation kit
First aid kit including important medication

Include first aid items that can help if someone gets hurt.  Add a week's supply of medications that your household needs. This might include reading glasses, spare medic-alert bracelet or necklaces, syringes, measuring cups, Epipen or hearing aids batteries.

17.00%
15.00%
First aid kit icon
Important documents

Put copies of important documents in your kit, such as driver licences, insurance documents (home, content, vehicles, life), passports, legal documents (property deed, wills etc.), birth and marriage certificates.

17.00%
32.00%
Documents icon
Thick gloves

Thick work gloves protect your hands when moving rubbish.

10.00%
50.00%
Gloves icon
Important medications

Include any prescribed medication or aids required by household members such as prescription glasses, medic-alert bracelet or necklace (keep a spare in your kit), dosage measures (syringes, measuring cups), Epipen or batteries for hearing aids.

14.00%
66.00%
Medication icon
Torch

Pack torches (flashlights) or battery powered lanterns.

10.00%
78.00%
Torch icon
Food for three days

Pack food that will not go bad without a refrigerator, such as canned and packaged food. Have enough for three days.

34.00%
9.00%
Non-perishable food icon
Spare batteries

Have enough spare batteries to last three days.

33.00%
27.00%
Spare batteries icon
Hand sanitiser

Pack enough hand sanitiser for each household member.

32.00%
72.00%
Bathroom items

Have enough toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, personal hygiene products, sunscreen and insect repellent for three days.

30.00%
86.00%
Toiletries icon
Can opener

Add a can opener to help open canned food.

48.00%
6.00%
Can opener icon
Battery powered radio

Pack a radio that uses batteries. Get weather updates even if the internet and power stops working.

52.00%
17.00%
Battery operated radio icon
Tissues

Pack enough tissues for each household member.

70.00%
20.00%
Mobile phone, chargers and power pack

To stay connected during a disaster, put a spare phone charger in your kit and have a portable battery (power bank).

47.00%
90.00%
Mobile phone and charger icon
Water for three days

Pack 10 litres of drinking water per person at least.

80.00%
8.00%
Water icon
Spare cash

Pack a small amount of cash (notes and coins) in case you cannot use bank cards.

79.00%
30.00%
Spare cash
Baby supplies

Pack formulas (check expiry date) and a bottle. Have enough food, nappies and wipes for at least three days. Pack different sizes of nappies because your baby might have grown before you need to use them.

83.00%
50.00%
Baby supplies icon
Spare clothes

Pack spare clothes in your kit. Have a warm jumper, rain jacket, hat, gloves and shoes for everyone.

60.00%
75.00%
Spare clothes
Bedding

Add camping mattresses and sleeping bags to your kit.

79.00%
74.00%
Bedding icon
Valuables

Make a list on your emergency plan of special items you will take. These might be photo or small things that are important to you, and that cannot be replaced.

94.00%
30.00%
Personal photos icon
Face mask

Pack enough face masks for each household member.

97.00%
50.00%
Books and games

Pack some books and games that don't need power to help entertain the kids whilst evacuated

92.00%
74.00%
Books icon
First aid kit including important medication

Include first aid items that can help if someone gets hurt.  Add a week's supply of medications that your household needs. This might include reading glasses, spare medic-alert bracelet or necklaces, syringes, measuring cups, Epipen or hearing aids batteries.

17.00%
15.00%
First aid kit icon
Important documents

Put copies of important documents in your kit, such as driver licences, insurance documents (home, content, vehicles, life), passports, legal documents (property deed, wills etc.), birth and marriage certificates.

17.00%
32.00%
Documents icon
Thick gloves

Thick work gloves protect your hands when moving rubbish.

10.00%
50.00%
Gloves icon
Important medications

Include any prescribed medication or aids required by household members such as prescription glasses, medic-alert bracelet or necklace (keep a spare in your kit), dosage measures (syringes, measuring cups), Epipen or batteries for hearing aids.

14.00%
66.00%
Medication icon
Torch

Pack torches (flashlights) or battery powered lanterns.

10.00%
78.00%
Torch icon
Food for three days

Pack food that will not go bad without a refrigerator, such as canned and packaged food. Have enough for three days.

34.00%
9.00%
Non-perishable food icon
Spare batteries

Have enough spare batteries to last three days.

33.00%
27.00%
Spare batteries icon
Hand sanitiser

Pack enough hand sanitiser for each household member.

32.00%
72.00%
Bathroom items

Have enough toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, personal hygiene products, sunscreen and insect repellent for three days.

30.00%
86.00%
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Can opener

Add a can opener to help open canned food.

48.00%
6.00%
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Battery powered radio

Pack a radio that uses batteries. Get weather updates even if the internet and power stops working.

52.00%
17.00%
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Tissues

Pack enough tissues for each household member.

70.00%
20.00%
Mobile phone, chargers and power pack

To stay connected during a disaster, put a spare phone charger in your kit and have a portable battery (power bank).

47.00%
90.00%
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Water for three days

Pack 10 litres of drinking water per person at least.

80.00%
8.00%
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Spare cash

Pack a small amount of cash (notes and coins) in case you cannot use bank cards.

79.00%
30.00%
Spare cash
Baby supplies

Pack formulas (check expiry date) and a bottle. Have enough food, nappies and wipes for at least three days. Pack different sizes of nappies because your baby might have grown before you need to use them.

83.00%
50.00%
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Spare clothes

Pack spare clothes in your kit. Have a warm jumper, rain jacket, hat, gloves and shoes for everyone.

60.00%
75.00%
Spare clothes
Bedding

Add camping mattresses and sleeping bags to your kit.

79.00%
74.00%
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Valuables

Make a list on your emergency plan of special items you will take. These might be photo or small things that are important to you, and that cannot be replaced.

94.00%
30.00%
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Face mask

Pack enough face masks for each household member.

97.00%
50.00%
Books and games

Pack some books and games that don't need power to help entertain the kids whilst evacuated

92.00%
74.00%
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First aid kit including important medication

Include first aid items that can help if someone gets hurt.  Add a week's supply of medications that your household needs. This might include reading glasses, spare medic-alert bracelet or necklaces, syringes, measuring cups, Epipen or hearing aids batteries.

17.00%
15.00%
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Important documents

Put copies of important documents in your kit, such as driver licences, insurance documents (home, content, vehicles, life), passports, legal documents (property deed, wills etc.), birth and marriage certificates.

17.00%
32.00%
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Thick gloves

Thick work gloves protect your hands when moving rubbish.

10.00%
50.00%
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Important medications

Include any prescribed medication or aids required by household members such as prescription glasses, medic-alert bracelet or necklace (keep a spare in your kit), dosage measures (syringes, measuring cups), Epipen or batteries for hearing aids.

14.00%
66.00%
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Torch

Pack torches (flashlights) or battery powered lanterns.

10.00%
78.00%
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Food for three days

Pack food that will not go bad without a refrigerator, such as canned and packaged food. Have enough for three days.

34.00%
9.00%
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Spare batteries

Have enough spare batteries to last three days.

33.00%
27.00%
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Hand sanitiser

Pack enough hand sanitiser for each household member.

32.00%
72.00%
Bathroom items

Have enough toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, personal hygiene products, sunscreen and insect repellent for three days.

30.00%
86.00%
Toiletries icon
Can opener

Add a can opener to help open canned food.

48.00%
6.00%
Can opener icon
Battery powered radio

Pack a radio that uses batteries. Get weather updates even if the internet and power stops working.

52.00%
17.00%
Battery operated radio icon
Tissues

Pack enough tissues for each household member.

70.00%
20.00%
Mobile phone, chargers and power pack

To stay connected during a disaster, put a spare phone charger in your kit and have a portable battery (power bank).

47.00%
90.00%
Mobile phone and charger icon
Water for three days

Pack 10 litres of drinking water per person at least.

80.00%
8.00%
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Spare cash

Pack a small amount of cash (notes and coins) in case you cannot use bank cards.

79.00%
30.00%
Spare cash
Baby supplies

Pack formulas (check expiry date) and a bottle. Have enough food, nappies and wipes for at least three days. Pack different sizes of nappies because your baby might have grown before you need to use them.

83.00%
50.00%
Baby supplies icon
Spare clothes

Pack spare clothes in your kit. Have a warm jumper, rain jacket, hat, gloves and shoes for everyone.

60.00%
75.00%
Spare clothes
Bedding

Add camping mattresses and sleeping bags to your kit.

79.00%
74.00%
Bedding icon
Valuables

Make a list on your emergency plan of special items you will take. These might be photo or small things that are important to you, and that cannot be replaced.

94.00%
30.00%
Personal photos icon
Face mask

Pack enough face masks for each household member.

97.00%
50.00%
Books and games

Pack some books and games that don't need power to help entertain the kids whilst evacuated

92.00%
74.00%
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Staying Up To Date 

Now that you have made your emergency kit you are well prepared for a disaster. You should also keep up to date with weather reports and news to know if natural disasters are coming. Staying up to date will help you best react to disasters as they happen. View alerts and warnings here 

 

So that's Step 2 done - now to Step 3: Make sure you're covered.