have a written down list of all the medication you need to take?
have others who know where the medication and list are kept?
have a few days’ supply of your medication should it be not possible to travel to the dispensary?
have a well-equipped first aid box?
have easy access to spare glasses or contact lenses?
have access to a generator to use in emergencies?
have torches and a spare supply of batteries?
have a supply of candles and a way to light them?
have any emergency lighting that does not rely on mains power?
keep a supply of fuel for heating to last up to four weeks?
Cooking / Food / Drink
have a supply of bottled/stored water? – One gallon per person per day for up to 3 days
keep a supply of food (non-perishable) that could sustain the people in your property for up to one week?
have a tin opener that does not require electricity?
have a way to heat / boil water if there is no electricity?
have a way to heat food if there is no electricity?
Clothing / Footwear
have appropriate footwear for snow / ice / extreme wet / flood conditions?
have waterproof clothing?
have a supply and spare supply of dry warm clothing?
keep an essentials tool kit? You may need to turn off essential utilities.
know where your domestic water stop cock is located and how to turn off the water?
keep and have easy access to snow clearing tools e.g shovel?
have a battery / wind up radio?
have a whistle? (If you need to signal for help)
have a mobile phone? Is it kept charged?
have a telephone that does not rely on electricity?
have a list of emergency phone numbers to hand?
keep a list of contact details of people you need to communicate with should there be an emergency?
keep copies of important documents like insurance policies and birth certificates, in case you need to locate these quickly or prove your identity?
have pencil, pens, paper, a penknife/sharpener?
have moist wipes, tissues, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal hygiene / sanitation?
have access to transport that can be used in emergency conditions?
have spare keys to your car / vehicle?
have spare keys to your home?
Pets and Animals
have sufficient food supplies for any pets / animals for which you have responsibility?
have your own plan to help you respond to any critical incident / emergency that may affect you?
have ways to use the time / entertainment? (If you are unable to leave your home / community for several days and there is a problem with electricity supplies do you have for example – reading materials, board games, battery operated games, wind up /battery radio, etc.
have / know others that can offer appropriate support in an emergency?