Back Pack Checklist

During an emergency evacuation, there is not always time to find what you need so your grab bag should be pre-loaded with all your essentials.

  • Important documents (copies and on USB portable drive) Eg. Insurance documents, Identification Documents (ID), bank records, medical records etc.
  • Prescriptions
  • Emergency medical kit
  • Cash in small denominations
  • Prepaid phone card (international)
  • Waterproof matches
  • Whistle (to signal for help)
  • Food (like granola or power bars)
  • Bottled water (not too much)
  • Water sterilization tablets
  • House and car keys ( extra set if possible)
  • Compass
  • Knife

Car Survival Kit Checklist

  • Local maps and road atlas
  • Writing supplies (pencil & notebook)
  • Food (like granola or power bars)
  • Water sterilisation kit
  • Mess kit (paper cups, plates and utensils)
  • Compact sleeping bag or blankets
  • Sanitation supplies (like toilet paper and garbage bags)
  • Duct tape
  • Cell phone car charger
  • Spare set of clothes (sweater, waterproof jacket, hat and shoes)

Emergency Medical Survival Kit Checklist

  • Knife
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Jumper cables
  • Roadside flares
  • Towline Home
  • Window sealing materials (plastic sheeting and duct tape)
  • Spare set of clothes (sweater, waterproof jacket, hat and shoes)
  • Canned and dry food
  • Water sterilisation kit
  • Mess kit and tin opener
  • Candles and matches
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Rope
  • Emergency medical kit
  • Toilet paper, bucket

How to shut down your home

Natural Gas

Most gas valves are located outside and require a wrench to be shut off. You should consult your utility company for instructions to how to shut off properly. These instructions should be kept in an emergency drawer together with a flashlight.

Water

During a disaster, cracked exterior water lines can wash contaminated water contaminated water into your house. You should shut off the main water supply to solve this problem.

Electricity In a flood

Live electrical outlets can become a danger to you and to rescue workers. If there is a risk of flooding you should locate the main circuit box and switch off the main breaker. If it already flooding, do not touch the service panel.