Emergency Kit

An Emergency Kit is a collection of basic items your household may need during an emergency.

Basic Disaster Supplies Kit:

  • Water (one gallon per person for several days for drinking and sanitation
  • Food (at least a 3 day supply of non-perishable¬† food
  • Battery-powered radio and a NOAA Weather Radio
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Whistle (signal for help)
  • Dust Mask
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape
  • Towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties
  • Wrench or pliers (to turn off utilities)
  • Manual can opener to open food
  • Cellphone with chargers and a backup battery

Consider adding these items:

  • Prescription and non-prescription medications
  • Pet food and water
  • Cash or traveler's checks
  • Infant formula, bottles, diapers and wipes
  • Important family documents
  • Sleeping bag for each person or blankets
  • Change of clothing
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Paper cups, plates, paper towels, plastic utensils