Step #2: Assemble Your Emergency Kit
Do you have an emergency kit assembled and ready to go? If you don’t, this is the perfect time to assemble yours. If you do, it’s important to review it and refresh it regularly.
Don’t wait until there’s an approaching storm to stock your emergency kit. Everyone else on Guam will be looking for supplies, and shortages at times like those are a very real possibility.
Instead, purchase what you need now from local stores—or order whatever they don’t carry. (Our E-Ship Program can help you get what you need from online retailers who won’t ship to Guam!)
Below, you’ll find a list of suggested items from Guam Homeland Security’s Office of Civil Defense. Use it as a starting point for building an emergency kit for you and your family.
What else will you need? If you’ve gone through a disaster or a storm recently, is there anything you wish you had? If so, make sure you have it on hand.
Finally, keep in mind that assembling an emergency kit isn’t a “set it and forget it” kind of thing. You should review your emergency kit at least once a year to restock any supplies you might have cherry-picked during the year and discard anything that’s expired, like water or medication.