The 72h concept details the level of home preparedness recommended by the authorities and NGOs

For example, an extended power outage may result in a situation where society’s services are disrupted or even discontinued.

Households should prepare to cope independently for at least three days should a disruption occur. They should store at least three days’ worth of food supplies, water and medicines. It would also be important to know the basics of preparedness, such as where to get reliable information during a disruption and how to cope in a residence that is getting colder and colder.

Home preparedness is of great benefit to both society and, above all, to each individual themselves. This is why everyone should prepare for disruptions and emergencies.

Check if you are properly prepared!

Power outage

What supplies should you keep at home in case of a power outage?

Home emergency food supply

You should have enough food at home to last at least three days for the whole family.


You need containers or buckets to collect and store water.

Sheltering indoors

Sheltering indoors may require that you shut down ventilation and seal off windows.

Infectious diseases

Hygiene is key for preventing infectious diseases.

Reliable information and online safety

In an emergency or crisis, access to accurate information is particularly important.


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