Emergency preparedness supplies kit

Emergency preparedness supplies kit.

Household Disaster Supplies Kit

  • Flashlight with extra batteries

  • Wrenches to turn off gas and water supplies

  • Sturdy work gloves and protective goggles

  • Heavy duty plastic bags for waste, and to serve as tarps, rain ponchos, and other uses

  • Portable radio with extra batteries

  • Additional flashlights or light sticks

  • Drinking water (minimum one gallon per person, per day) = 3 gallons per person

  • Canned and packaged foods

  • Manual can opener

  • First aid kit and handbook

  • Charcoal or gas grill for outdoor cooking and matches if needed

  • Cooking utensils, including a manual can opener

  • Pet food and pet restraints

  • Comfortable, warm clothing including extra socks

  • Blankets or sleeping bags, and perhaps even a tent

Duct tape

  • Copies of vital documents such as insurance policies

  • Fire extinguisher

  • Sealable plastic bags

  • Essential medications

Use and replace perishable items like water, food, medications, first aid items, and batteries on a yearly basis.

Personal Disaster Supplies Kits

  • Medications, prescriptions list, copy of medical card, doctor’s name and contact information

  • Medical consent forms for dependents

  • First aid kit and handbook

  • Examination gloves (non-latex)

  • Dust mask

  • Spare eyeglasses or contact lenses and cleaning solution

  • Whistle (to alert rescuers to your location)

  • Sturdy shoes

  • Emergency cash (small bills and coins)

  • Road maps

  • List of emergency out-of-state contact phone numbers

  • Non-perishable food and snack foods, high in water and calories

  • Manual can opener

  • Working flashlight with extra batteries and light bulbs, or lightsticks

  • Personal hygiene supplies

  • Pre-moistened towelettes

  • Comfort items such as games, crayons, writing materials, teddy bears

  • Toiletries and special provisions you need for yourself and others in your family including elderly, disabled, small children, and animals.

  • Sealable plastic bags

  • Extra clothes

  • Copies of personal identification (driver’s license, work identification card, etc.)

Pet Disaster Supplies Kit

  • Medications and medical records (stored in a waterproof container)

  • First aid kit

  • Sturdy leashes, harnesses, and/or carriers to transport pets safely and ensure that your animals can’t escape

  • Current photos of your pets in case they get lost

  • Food, potable water, bowls, cat litter/pan

  • Information on feeding schedules, medical conditions, behavior problems, and the name and number of your veterinarian in case you have to foster or board your pets

  • Pet beds and toys, if easily transportable