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Get a Kit

Put together an emergency kit and keep it somewhere easy to get if you have to evacuate. Keep your kit in a backpack, suitcase or plastic tub. Keep it light enough to carry into a car. 

Make sure to keep enough gas in your vehicle to make it out of town at all times. 

Items to take at the last minute

  • Identification (ID), credit cards and cash
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Glasses and contacts
  • Medications
  • Car keys

Items to put in your emergency kit

  • Six litres of water per person (include small bottles)
  • Copy of your emergency plan, including emergency contact numbers
  • Prescription record from your pharmacist if needed
  • Three day supply of nonperishable food per person
  • Change of clothing including extra warm clothing (hat, mittens)
  • Extra set of car keys
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlights for each family member
  • Battery powered radio and extra batteries, or wind-up radio
  • Copies of important documents (birth certificates, passports, insurance and bank records)
  • Pet food and water

Additional supplies to consider

  • Candles and matches or lighter
  • Toiletries and personal hygiene items
  • Hand sanitizer, toilet paper and garbage bags
  • Activities for children like books or toys
  • Basic tools and duct tape
  • Small fuel-operated stove and fuel
  • Other camping supplies

If time allows, consider packing family photos and other irreplaceable items, personal computer, information on hard drives, laptop(s) and charge cord(s), and easily carried valuables.

Additional information on building an Emergency Kit can be found on the Alberta government website