Basic supplies that you must have in your emergency kit during a natural calamity

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Any natural calamity can have a disastrous consequences, not just for countries and communities but also for individuals. Since the beginning of 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic, we have witnessed a flurry of low-intensity earthquakes across north India. Cyclone warnings had also been given a lot of times. Tough times call for better protection.

 Any natural calamity like an earthquake can disrupt water, electricity, and other supplies. Thus, you must prepare an emergency kit in advance.

 If you live in an earthquake-prone area, you must have an emergency kit ready which will consist of all the essential things, necessary for survival after the earthquake.

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 A supply kit must include all the items which you may require in case of a natural disaster.

At a minimum, you must have these basic supplies in your kit.

  • First aid kit: Must ensure that you have a first aid kit with you always, in your car, home, or workplace. It may include medicines, bandage strips, hand sanitizer, band-aids, and extra masks, antiseptics, ORS solution, basic medicines like paracetamol, antibacterial medicines.
  • Documents and tools- Documents like Aadhar card, identification proof, ATM cards, bank proof, and Toolslike power bank, cell phone charger, pair of extra batteries, whistle, candles, personal hygiene items.
  • Water: You must keep enough supply of water as it is essential for your survival and is a basic need, it should be enough to meet your drinking and sanitation requirement for at least 3 days.
  • Food: Keep some dry fruits and chocolates in your bag. These high calorie food items can come handy for hours at an end.
  • Cash: Having enough cash is mandatory. It is a must to carry cash for any kind as  ATMs might not be functional and e-payment can also be disrupted.
  • Flashlight: It is advisable to keep a flashlight for your safety as the power supply may get disrupted.

 

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