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Emergency Kit

A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Try to assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency. You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You will probably not have time to search for the supplies you need or shop for them.

Prepare yourself and your family for a disaster by making an emergency plan.

Emergency kit suggestions
  • Water - at least 1 gallon daily per person for 4 days

  • Food - at least enough for 4 days               

    • non-perishable packaged or canned food/juices

    • foods for infants or the elderly

    • snack foods

    • non-electric can opener

    • cooking tools / fuel

    • paper plates / plastic utensils


  • Blankets / Pillows, etc.


  • Clothing - seasonal / rain gear/ sturdy shoes


  • First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs


  • Special Items - for babies and the elderly


  • Toiletries - hygiene items


  • Moisture wipes


  • Flashlight and extra batteries


  • Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter in place.



  • Cash - Banks and ATMs may not be open or available for extended periods.


  • Keys


  • Toys, books, and games


  • Important documents - in a waterproof container

    • insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.

    • document all valuables with videotape if possible


  • Tools - keep a set with you during the storm


  • Vehicle fuel tanks filled


  • Pet care items

    • proper identification / immunization records

    • ample supply of food and water

    • a carrier or cage

    • medications

    • muzzle and leash

Are you ready?

Download the Family Emergency Communications Plan for your wallet.

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