Must-have emergency supplies
- Bottles of water that will last you three days. Allow for three litres of water per person per day. Do not forget about your pets, if you have any.
- Non-perishable food, such as canned beans.
- Prescription medication (for three days).
- A battery-powered or wind-up radio. Set the dial of your radio to RTV Noord 97.5 FM (emergency radio station) before you add the device to your emergency kit.
- A torch, candles, and matches. Wrap them separately in plastic.
- Extra batteries for your radio and torch. Leave them in their original packaging.
- A first-aid kit with instructions.
- Blankets to provide warmth and comfort.
- Bin liners.
Nice-to-have emergency supplies
- Tools, such as a hammer, saw, and a cutter.
- A whistle to signal for help.
- Cash and a copy of your passport.
- A copy of your health insurance card.
- Spare keys to your home and your car.
- A map of the local area.
- Addresses and phone numbers of your family and friends.
- Hand sanitizer.
- A portable charger for your phone, laptop, and tablet.
- Toilet paper, wet wipes, soap, laundry detergent, feminine hygiene products, toothpaste, and a tooth brush.
- Medication to prevent headaches, stomach aches, and diarrhoea. And a jar of multivitamins.
We have created a convenient flyer, which you can download here. We suggest you print it out and hang it somewhere in your home
Download emergency kit fyer
Storing and checking your emergency kit
- Store your supplies in a convenient spot that is easy to access.
- Use a water-proof bag, such as a backpack.
- Check your emergency supplies every six months. Are they complete and safe to use?
- Do not forget about your personal situation. You might need infant formula, medication, and food and water for your pets.