1. How Many Days Should My Emergency Supplies Last?Think in three or four day blocks.
Usually, though not always, after a storm or natural disaster , Brooklyn and the city overall are up and running after a few days: stores are re-stocked, the MTA is back on track with trains and buses running, and the crisis has passed.
As for possible terrorist attacks, nobody knows what might happen or how long New Yorkers might be stuck indoors in an emergency scenario. A terrorist attack at Atlantic Terminal subway station or on the Brooklyn Bridge is unthinkable. Except that it's not. So, be prepared.
So at minimum, pack enough in your cupboard or closet for a long weekend — at home. That said, some experts recommend preparing an emergency supply kit that will last an entire week.
2. There's No Room in My Apartment! Where to Keep Your Emergency Supplies in a Brooklyn or NY ApartmentIt's smart to carve out a special place for your Emergency Supply Kit, perhaps in a closet. But don't leave it in the kitchen where you'll be tempted to cannibalize those cans of black beans or spam.
And, make sure your Emergency Supply Kit isn't impossibly buried under a pile of books. Worst case, you might need to grab it and run.
Where to Put It? Put your Emergency Supply Kit under the bed, in a trunk that doubles as a coffee-table, or in a large plastic bag with an ironic label stuck on it, and feature it as art. Use your imagination.
3. What to Keep in an An Emergency Supply KitFind out what you need to pack in your home emergency supply kit.
4. What's the Difference Between an Emergency Supply Kit and a Go Bag?The Emergency Supply Kit described here is meant to stay in your home.
The "Go Bag" is what you'll need to grab and run. Ideally, your "Go Bag" will contain all of the things in the Emergency Supply Kit and more, such as clothing.