Every home should have an emergency preparedness kit to help ensure you and your family are able to get through the first 72 hours of an emergency. Allstate recommends including items such as:

  • Non-perishable food and water
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • A basic tool kit
  • First aid kit
  • Hygiene supplies
  • Clothing and footwear
  • Battery-powered radio
  • Blankets, towels
  • Prescription medications, infant formula
  • Copies of essential family documents and records
    You should also prepare a plan with your family and practice what you will do in the event of an emergency. The plan should cover items such as:
  • Safe exits from your home or neighborhood
  • Where you will meet if separated
  • An emergency contact person
  • A trusted, designated person to take care of children or pets if you are unavailable

Post your plan in a common location and practice it to ensure it runs smoothly.