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How to Assemble an Emergency Supplies "Go Bag"

Public Health Preparedness at the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health recommends packing certain supplies in an easy-to-carry backpack or duffel bag - a "go bag" of items that you can easily grab if you have to leave your home in a hurry. A go bag is a portable version of the emergency supply kit that you keep on hand at home; some of these items should be included in both preparedness packs.

    • Battery-operated radio and flashlight, with new batteries for each
    • Contact and meeting place information for your household
    • Cash (at least $50-$100 in small bills) and ATM cards
    • Extra set of house and car keys
    • Copies of important personal documents (insurance cards, birth certificates, marriage license and photo IDs) in a waterproof, portable container
    • Bottled water and non-perishable food (granola and energy bars)
    • First-aid kit
    • Don’t forget about your pet! Pet food, extra water for your pet, pet vaccination records, two bowls (one for food, one for water), leash and/or rope to restrain your pet if needed, pet prescription medications (if applicable)
    • Sturdy shoes, lightweight rain gear, extra set of clothes, hat and gloves for each member of your household
    • Prescription medications (a week's supply; make sure to replace them when they expire)
    • Personal hygiene supplies
    • Child care supplies or other special care items

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