Emergency Supply Kit

Maintaining an emergency supply kit is an essential step in preparing for an emergency.  Individuals and organizations should be prepared to be without assistance for a minimum of seven days. Have a seven-day supply of:

  • Non-perishable food (canned, no cook, packaged) and a manual can opener.
  • Water (one gallon per person or pet per day)
  • Medications (prescription and non-prescription) and eye glasses
  • Personal hygiene items; toilet paper, paper towels, and large trash bags for trash.
  • Items for pets (food, water, medications)
  • Items for infants (formula, diapers, etc.)

In addition, you should have:

  • First-Aid kit (including first-aid manual)
  • Battery powered flashlight, radio, and batteries.
  • Copies of important documents
  • Tools (including duct tape, neon-colored tape or rope to block off dangerous areas)
  • Have smaller sized kits for your car and workplace.
  • Cash in small denominations ($1, $5, $10) (ATMS and credit cards do not work if the power is out)
  • Fire extinguisher (A-B-C) type.
  • Protective eye goggles, gloves, face mask, and hard hat.
  • Whistle
  • Change of clothing and sturdy shoes
  • Names address and phone numbers of doctors and pharmacists.
  • Camp stove or charcoal grill for outdoor cooking.

Don't forget that the front of the White Pages of your telephone directory contains a handy First Aid and Survival Guide (Section B).