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☐  Check and restock emergency supplies (refer to 4-Day Home Survival Kit list)

☐  Replace stored water and food at least every six months.

☐  Identify important files and personal documents for evacuation such as wills, insurance policies, stocks and bonds, passports, social security cards, immunization records, family photos, bank account numbers, or irreplaceable heirlooms.

☐  Copy important computer files to a CD or memory stick and store a copy in a safety deposit box or with a friend.

☐  Check flashlights and replace batteries.

☐  Test your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors monthly and change batteries once a year.

☐  Check portable water and chemical fire extinguishers.

☐  Maintain vehicles with at least a half a tank of gas at all times.



☐  Agree in advance what family members should do if they are away from home when the emergency strikes.  Establish a meeting place away from your neighborhood to reconnect.  

☐  If underage children will be at home without access to transportation, create an emergency exit strategy and arrange for a family member or trusted friend to care for them or pick them up.

☐  Ask an out-of-state friend or relative to be your family contact. During a disaster, it is often easier to call long distance. Family members should be instructed to call this person with their location.  

☐  Plan how you will care for your pets (most emergency shelters do not allow pets, so plan ahead accordingly).

☐  Check with your insurance agent to ensure you have adequate insurance coverage.

☐  Video/photograph your home and all its contents for insurance purposes.

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