Emergency Supply Kit

Prepare for crisis situations before they occur. Your family should have an emergency supply kit on hand, with supplies kept in water-resistant, easy-to-lift containers that can be moved rapidly if necessary. This suggested supply kit is appropriate for severe weather events as well as other emergencies. The kit should include:

  • Battery-operated radio and flashlight with extra batteries
  • Blankets, sleeping bags, and extra clothing
  • Cash (power outages mean banks and ATMs may be unavailable)
  • Clean-up supplies
  • Duct tape
  • Extra medications and prescriptions, hearing aids and special medical items
  • Eyeglasses and sunglasses
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First-aid kit
  • Important documents and records, photo IDs, proof of residence
  • Manual can opener, knife, tools, and booster cables
  • Road maps
  • Rope
  • Special supplies needed for babies, older adults or pets
  • Tarp
  • Three-day supply of non-perishable food, one gallon of bottled water per person per day, coolers for food and ice storage. Remember to change perishable supplies and water every six months
  • Toilet paper