Emergency Preparedness Kit

Preparedness Kit

Get a kit. It’s never too late to be prepared. This information is courtesy of the American Red Cross. At a minimum, have the basic supplies listed below. Keep supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate.

  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed / lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
  • Emergency blanket
  • Extra batteries
  • Extra cash
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Food - nonperishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
  • Map(s) of the area
  • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Water - one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)

Additional Needs

Consider the needs of all family members and add supplies to your kit. Suggested items to help meet additional needs are:

  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
  • Extra set of car keys and house keys
  • Games and activities for children
  • Manual can opener
  • Medical supplies (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, cane)
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
  • Two-way radios

Additional Supplies

Additional supplies to keep at home or in your kit based on the types of disasters common to your area:

  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Duct tape
  • Entertainment items
  • Extra clothing, hat, and sturdy shoes
  • Household liquid bleach
  • Matches
  • N95 or surgical masks
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Rain gear
  • Scissors
  • Tools / supplies for securing your home
  • Towels
  • Whistle
  • Work gloves