Basic Emergency Kit

In preparation for any emergency, it is important for you and your family to have a basic emergency kit that includes:
  • Water - one gallon per person per day for two weeks
  • Food - a two week supply of non-perishable food like canned soups and meats
  • Battery operated radio and a NOAA Weather Radio
  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • Cell Phone
  • First aid kit
  • A whistle to signal for help
  • Liquid hand sanitizer
  • Plain, unscented household chlorine bleach and a medicine dropper
  • Prescription medications - Take your prescription bottles with you if you must leave your home. In emergencies, any pharmacist can give you a three-day emergency supply of prescribed medications
  • Infant formula and diapers
  • Pet food and extra water for your pet
  • Important family documents like insurance policies, identification/bank records and telephone numbers for your doctors and other important contacts
  • Cash
  • Sleeping bags or blankets for each family member
  • Change of clothing including shoes
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Paper plates, plastic eating utensils
  • Paper towels
  • Paper and pencils
  • Books and games for adults and kids
  • - This site has many good tips and useful information for all family members