Emergency Supply Kit

Your family should have an emergency supply kit on hand, maintaining supplies in water resistant, easy­ to ­lift containers you can move rapidly if necessary.

A disaster supply kit with essential food, water, and supplies for at least three days. This kit should be kept in a designated place and be ready to "grab and go" in case you have to leave your home quickly because of a disaster. Make sure all household members know where the kit is kept.

This supply kit is appropriate for severe weather events and other emergencies as well.

It should include:
  • First Aid kit. 
  • The basics for your first aid kit should include: First aid manual, Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes, Assorted sizes of safety pins, Cleansing agents (isopropyl alcohol, hydrogen peroxide)/soap/germicide, Antibiotic ointment, Latex gloves (two pairs), Petroleum jelly, 2-­inch and 4-­inch sterile gauze pads (4­6 each size),Triangular bandages (3), 2-­inch and 3-­inch sterile, roller bandages (3 rolls each), Cotton balls, Scissors, Tweezers, Needle, Moistened towelettes, Antiseptic, Thermometer, Tongue depressor blades (2), Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant, Sunscreen.
  • At least 3­-day supply of non­-perishable food, one gallon of bottled water per person per day, coolers for food and ice storage
  • Cash (power outages mean banks and ATM's may be unavailable)
  • Battery-­operated radio
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Important documents and records, photo ID's, proof of residence
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Blankets, sleeping bags and extra clothing
  • Extra prescription medications, extra written copies of prescriptions, hearing aids, other special medical items such as eyeglasses and sunglasses
  • Candles and supply of matches
  • Toilet paper, clean­up supplies, duct tape, tarp, rope
  • Can opener, tools, work gloves
  • Extra set of keys as necessary
  • Special supplies needed for babies, older adults or pets
  • Books, toys, games for children
  • Whistle, compass, booster cables, and road maps

Remember to change perishable supplies and water every six months.

Please note: alcoholic beverages, pets, and weapons are prohibited in within emergency public shelters.