New Zealand Embassy Washington, United States of America

Emergency Preparedness Western States

US Homeland Security:

30 Tips for Emergency Preparedness (external link) - Simple steps you and your family can take to become better prepared for an emergency.

Preparedness Tip #12: You should keep enough supplies in your home to meet the needs of you and your family for at least three days. Build an emergency supply kit to take with you in an evacuation. The basics to stock in your portable kit include: water, food, battery-powered radio and flashlight with extra batteries, first aid supplies, change of clothing, blanket or sleeping bag, wrench or pliers, whistle, dust mask, plastic sheeting and duct tape, trash bags, map, a manual can opener for canned food and special items for infants, elderly, the sick or people with disabilities. Keep these items in an easy to carry container such as a covered trash container, a large backpack, or a duffle bag. 
 

Western State's emergency agencies

For information and links for advice during an emergency or disaster see below for some of the Western State's emergency agencies (all links are external):

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