What to Know About “Disaster Kits”

When a person decides they’re ready to become more prepared for emergencies and disasters, the first question often asked is:”what do I need in my disaster kit”?

Many companies have specialized in putting together pre-packaged disaster kits available for purchase, and it is tempting for those seeking an answer to the “what do I need” question. Unfortunately, pre-packaged kits are often not equipped with all of the items you will need when an emergency or disaster happens.

Click on  the picture to watch a video on build your disaster Kit.


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Click here to find a list of what could be in your kit. 

Your kit is only as good as the Family Disaster Plan you have to go with it. For ideas and tips to get started on your family plan check out this publication by Washington State Emergency Management:

Family Emergency Preparedness Plan