In an emergency situation, you will need some basics. You may have to manage without electricity or running water. It is your responsibility to gather the basic items and to figure out what your family will need to manage on its own at home for at least 72 hours.
Make sure that your kit is easy to carry (backpack, travel bag or suitcase on rollers), and place it
in a readily accessible spot, such as the front hall closet. Make sure that everyone in your family knows where it is. If necessary, split the items among more than one bag, suitcase or bin to make them easier to carry.
Basic emergency kit
water – at least two liters per person per day, being sure to use smaller bottles that will be easier to carry in case you have to evacuate;
non perishable food – plan enough per person per day (remember to replace the food and water once a year);
manual can opener;
wind-up or battery-powered flashlight (and extra batteries);
wind-up or battery-powered radio (and extra batteries);
first aid kit;
spare keys for the car and house;
cash in smaller bills, such as $10 bills and coins;