Get A Kit

When a disaster strikes, it may not leave your family much time to prepare. After a disaster, local emergency officials and relief workers will be on the scene, but they will not be able to reach everyone immediately. It could take hours or even days before help can get to your neighborhood. Preparing a disaster supply kit will help your family better cope with the situation. 

Items to Pack

Some necessary items in every disaster supply kit include:

  • One gallon of water per person per day, for 5 days
  • Enough non-perishable food for the household for at least 5 days
  • Stock extra baby food and supplies
  • A non-electric can opener, cooking tools and fuel (such as propane or charcoal), paper plates and towels, and plastic utensils and cups
  • Toiletries, such as toothpaste and brush, deodorant and soap, shaving equipment, personal hygiene supplies, shampoo, wash cloth and towel, and toilet paper
  • First aid kit, including a manual, bandages, antibiotic cream, headache medicine, and antacids
  • Garbage bags, re-sealable plastic bags, and tarps
  • Supplies for senior citizens, including special dietary considerations and incontinence pads
  • At least a 2-week supply of prescribed family medicines
  • Battery-powered NOAA weather radio and flashlight, and extra batteries
  • A waterproof container with extra cash, credit cards, photo ID or passports, and important documents, such as insurance (including a thorough list of your home's contents), bank account, and Social Security Cards
  • Car jack, spare tire, booster cables, and emergency flares
  • Basic toolkit
  • Blankets, pillows
  • A list of important phone numbers, including the family’s local pharmacy, doctors, and designated contacts the family can call in case of an emergency
  • Camera to record damage to property
  • Extra cloths, rain gear and hard sole shoes
  • Cleaning supplies and equipment
  • Bug spray