This week's National Preparedness Month tip is to build a kit.

Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. Don’t forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly.

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  • Enough food and water to last several days
  • Medications, face masks and disinfectant for everyone in your household
  • Pet supplies
  • Medications for at least three days
  • Include your child's favorite stuffed animals, board games, books or music in their emergency kit to comfort them in a disaster.

Note: Check the expiration date on your emergency supplies and replace any old items.

When building a kit, people with disabilities should consider the items they use daily, as well as life-sustaining items.

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