In an emergency, you may need a supply kit at home or to take with you in an evacuation. Prepare your kit and keep it handy. Make sure everyone at home knows where it is. Replace food, water, medical supplies, and batteries as needed.
Water: one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation (bottled water or tap water in clean air-tight containers).
Food: at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food. Supplies with long shelf life, like canned, dried, and packaged foods that do not require cooking. Include:
Comfort foods: cookies, hard candy, sweetened cereal, instant coffee/tea bags
Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries.
Flashlight and extra batteries
ABC fire extinguisher: Contact your local Fire Department for training
Baby supplies: Formula, diapers and baby food
Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place.
Cash in small denominations
Matches in a waterproof container
Extra car keys
Medicines: Have a 2 to 3 day supply of your prescription medicines. Put them in child proof bottles and label them with your name and expiration date. You might ask your doctor for extra medicine for your emergency kit. Check the expiration dates every 6 months.
Aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever
Mess kits, paper cups, plates, and utensils
Household chlorine bleach
Plastic bucket with tight lid
Plastic garbage bags/ties
Standard First Aid Kit:
2 and 3 inch sterile roller bandages
2 and 4 inch gauze pads
Hypoallergenic adhesive tape
Sterile adhesive bandages
Tube petroleum jelly
Tools: Rope, pliers, and tool kit (include a gas shut-off wrench)
Comfort & Convenience
Change of clothing and sturdy shoes or work boots for each person, thermal underwear, rain gear, sunglasses, hat/gloves
Credit and debit cards
Electronic charging cables
Extra eye glasses, contact lenses/supplies, denture needs, hearing aids and batteries
Food for elderly person or special diets
Hand sanitizer and lotion
Important family documents (keep records in a waterproof/portable container) :
Social security cards
Out-of-town contact list
Paper, pencils, books and games
Pet food (shelters do not allow pets)
Recent family photos for identification purposes-make sure faces can be seen