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Pack an emergency “Get Prepared” bag

In an emergency, you may need to move quickly, so it’s important to have necessities at hand. Ideally, you should pack an easy-to-carry bag with essentials and store it in an accessible place. At the very least, you should make an up-to-date list of things to put into your ‘grab bag’.

The contents will vary depending on your needs but suggested items may include:

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  • Household Plan including key contacts
  • Basic toiletries e.g. toothbrush, toothpaste, sanitary products
  • First aid kit
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Medication and details of prescriptions and any respiratory aids such as inhalers
  • Hearing aids, glasses and contact lenses
  • Waterproof torch, spare batteries (check regularly). You may wish to consider a wind-up model
  • Radio, spare batteries (check regularly). You may wish to consider a wind-up model
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Supplies for babies, children and pets

  • Food
  • Milk formula
  • Nappies and wipes
  • Change of clothing
  • Games, toys and books
  • Sterile bottles and sterilising tablets
  • Something to drink
  • Blankets
Baby and children

Food and Water

  • Bottled drinking water
  • Canned or dried food
  • Food for special dietary requirements
Tinned food

Clothing and Equipment

  • Change of clothing (to include warm and cold weather clothing and rainproof clothing)
  • Strong outdoor shoes
  • Thermos flasks
  • Can opener
Wellington Boots

Other items

  • Copies of insurance documents
  • Anti-bacterial hand wipes/gel
  • Sleeping bags
  • Sun hats, sunscreen
  • Toilet paper
  • Rubbish bags
  • Pet supplies
  • Washing kit
  • Notepad and pen
  • House and car keys
  • Money and credit cards
Emergency items

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