Is Your Disaster Kit Ready?

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Hurricane Matthew is headed toward the east coast of the United States. While it may be too early to predict the exact path, it is essential that North Carolina citizens prepare for potential impacts.

Creating a disaster kit for staying at home is important to helping you and your family successfully survive a hurricane. Use the Disaster Kit for Staying at Home fact sheet to prepare the supplies your family will need.

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A Disaster Kit for Staying at Home

This publication covers the supplies you will need at home in the event of an emergency or disaster.

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Evacuation Disaster Kit

This publication covers the supplies you will need for a lengthy stay in a shelter during an emergency or disaster.

While you are planning, don’t forget about your pets. They have special needs during a disaster as well. FEMA has some great information on how to take care of your pets in their factsheet: Prepare For Emergencies Now: Information For Pet Owners

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Photo of Sarah Kirby, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDr. Sarah KirbyState Program Leader for Family & Consumer Sciences & Professor (919) 515-9154 sarah_kirby@ncsu.eduAgricultural & Human Sciences - NC State University
Updated on Oct 4, 2016
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