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  • Writer's pictureMaddy

How to pack a grab bag

Grab bags are bags that are ready to go in the event that you need to evacuate.

You should consider packing:

  • Warm clothes and walking shoes

  • Medical prescriptions

  • Toiletries

  • Water and snacks

  • Identification and copies of important documents

  • A blanket

  • Glasses or contacts

  • Chargers for your essential devices

Additionally, you might want to include:

  • Toys for children

  • Food, cages, collars, muzzles, leads and identification for your pet


If you have to evacuate, taking your pet with you is the best option. If you are unable to take your pet with you, notify Auckland Council Animal Management (09 301 0101). They will make every effort to care for your animals if you are unable to.


In an emergency, you may not have to evacuate, but you should also be prepared to live in your house for three days without power or water. You can check the Get Ready website for more information.

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