Disaster Preparedness

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.

Suggested Supplies

Remember to change perishable supplies and water every six months.
  • Battery-operated radio and flashlight with extra batteries
  • Blankets, sleeping bags and extra clothing
  • Cash, as power outages mean banks and ATMs may be unavailable
  • 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, booster cables
  • Road maps
  • Special supplies needed for babies, older adults or pets
  • Three-day supply of non-perishable food, one gallon of bottled water per person per day, coolers for food and ice storage
  • Toilet paper, clean-up supplies, duct tape, tarp, rope