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If you need to evacuate your home, having some essential supplies on hand will make you and your family more comfortable:
Prepare a disaster supply kit in an easy-to-carry container such as a duffel bag or small plastic trash can. Include the following:
It is also a good idea to include some cash and copies of important family documents (birth certificates, passports, and licenses) in your kit.
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A disaster supply kit should be stocked with the necessary items for your family's unique needs. Here are some suggested items to get you started: