Disaster Supplies Kit

Disasters happen anytime and anywhere. And when disaster strikes, you may not have much time to respond. A highway spill or hazardous material could mean evacuation. A winter storm could confine your family at home. An earthquake, flood, tornado, or any other disaster could cut water, electricity, and telephones-for days.

After a disaster, local officials and relief workers will be on the scene, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours, or it may take days. Would your family be prepared to cope with the emergency until help arrives?

One way to prepare is by assembling a Disaster Supplies Kit. Once disaster hits, you won’t have time to shop or search for supplies. But if you’ve gathered supplies in advance, your family can endure an evacuation or home confinement.

Prepare Your Kit…..download a copy of the brochure Your Family Disaster Supplies Kit (PDF) for additional information or you may contact the New Bedford Emergency Management Department (508- 991-6386) for a free copy of this and other Family Emergency Preparedness brochures.

Your family will cope best by preparing for disaster before it strikes!!

Go to How You Can Help After a Hurricane or Disaster.