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10 Emergency Kit Essentials

Severe weather and natural disasters are becoming more common, and older adults can be especially vulnerable. Stocking a good emergency kit can help you stay comfortable during power outages and be ready to evacuate.

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10 Emergency Kit Essentials

Older adults can be especially vulnerable during severe weather and natural disasters. Stock your emergency kit with these 10 essentials.

Emergency kits should contain:

  • Water and non-perishable food
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Sanitation and hygiene supplies
  • Sleeping bags and warm blankets
  • Communication devices
  • Change of clothes and shoes
  • Eyeglasses and hearing aids
  • Medications and equipment
  • Health information and documents

Learn more about how older adults can be prepared.

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