TriCounty Health Department encourages you to be prepared in case of an emergency. A 72 hour kit is essential in the event you need to shelter in place for an extended period of time.

It is also recommended to check your outdated items in your 72 hour kit twice a year, check smoke detector batteries and make sure everything is safe. A good time to do this is when you change your clocks for daylight savings. This is also a good time to talk to your family about emergency plans and emergency contacts in state and out of state.