Snohomish County Public Utility District No. 1

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Emergency Preparedness Kit

Here are some basic things that would help you get through an outage lasting three to five days:

  • Three- to five-day supply of non-perishable food that needs little or no cooking
  • Blankets and pillows
  • Portable, battery-powered radio and clock
  • Flashlights
  • Extra batteries
  • Manual can opener, bottle opener, and utility knifeFirst-aid kit
  • Bottled water (minimum two quarts per person per day but preferably one gallon per person per day)
  • Candles
  • Matches in a waterproof container or a lighter
  • Cooler (and keep ice or ice packs ready in your freezer)
  • Personal hygiene, sanitary supplies
  • Cash (ATMs and banks may not be available)
  • Pet supplies for three to five days
  • Playing cards, games, and books for entertainment
  • Phone charger for your car

Assemble as much as you can and put it in a storage tub in a place that is easily accessed in the event of an emergency.