Emergency Supplies List

emergency-supplies-listKeep all items in a waterproof container in an accessible location. Make sure that these supplies will last you at least 72 hours. This is the estimated amount of time you will need to care for yourself and family in the event of a disaster or major emergency. Replace batteries, water and food every six months. Also keep clothes up to date to make sure they will be useable if needed.

  • Water – One Gallon per person per day for drinking and sanitation. Need at LEAST a 3 day supply.
  • Ready-to-eat foods, canned juices, comfort/stress foods. Need at LEAST a 3 day supply.
  • Battery powered radio and extra batteries
  • Flashlights for each person and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Non-prescription drugs such as a pain reliever, anti-diarrhea medication, antacid, laxative, and anti-histamine
  • Prescription medications, contact lenses and supplies and denture needs
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Infant formula and diapers
  • Water and pet food
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Dust Masks or cotton tee-shirt to filter air
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter in place
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Can opener for food
  • Aluminum foil
  • Jacket, coat, hat and gloves for each person
  • A complete change of clothing including long pants, long sleeve shirt and sturdy shoes stored in a waterproof container
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
  • Rain gear
  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates, and plastic utensils
  • Cash or traveler’s checks
  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Tent
  • Compass
  • Matches in waterproof container
  • Signal flare
  • Paper and Pencil
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Soap
  • Disinfectant and household chlorine bleach
  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof portable container
  • Emergency contacts list
  • Books, games, puzzles and portable music device
  • Have your child make their own special kit in a backpack. Make sure they include:
  • Change of clothes
  • Blanket
  • Books
  • Favorite Toy
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Paper, pencils and crayons
  • Copy of identification
  • Emergency contact list