Imagine you’re at work, many kilometres from your home. There’s been torrential rainfall throughout the day, and many of the roads you take to get home are now underwater. Local officials are advising people to stay off the roads and take shelter until the flooding goes down.
Or, imagine you’re a teacher and your school is put on lockdown for several hours as police handle a fire emergency situation nearby. Many students quickly get hungry and thirsty, and eventually they will need to go to the bathroom. If you have students with special needs, such as diabetics, eating something will be essential.
Both of these situations highlight why having a separate 3-day emergency kit at work is so important. Most people spend the majority of their waking hours at work, which means it’s likely that if they have to take shelter for an emergency, they might be too far from their home emergency kit for it to be of much use.