Preparedness » Disaster Kits

Disaster kits are a simple and effective method to help your family become better prepared for the unknown.  Assemble supplies you might need to have in your safe-room or for an evacuation. Keep them in an easy to carry container such as a backpack or duffle bag, and be sure to rotate food and medicine items before they spoil.

 

BE SURE TO INCLUDE THESE ITEMS IN YOUR KIT(S):

HOME KIT - Click here to learn what items to include in your Home Kit

  • Bottled Water (at least one gallon per day per person for 3 days drinking and sanitation)
  • Non perishable packaged or canned food and non electric can opener
  • Battery powered radio and NOAA weather radio and extra batteries
  • Flashlight and small tools (pliers, wrench, screwdriver)
  • Candles and matches
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • First Aid kit and prescription medicines (drugstore may be inaccessible or closed during a storm)
  • Change of clothing and hygiene items
  • Pre-Moistened Towelettes, Napkins, Paper Towels
  • Sleeping Bags, Blankets, Pillows
  • Special items for infant, elderly or disabled
  • Disposable Eating Utensils (paper plates, plastic cutlery)
  • Important family documents and list of important family information (phone numbers, copies of family documents, the style and serial number of medical devices such as pacemakers, etc.
Deck of cards and/or small games to help pass the time.

CAR KIT - Click here to learn what items to include in your Car Kit

  • Flashlight
  • Steel shovel, sand, (oil dry or kitty litter for traction) and a rope or cord for a lifeline in case you get stuck
  • Battery powered radio and extra batteries
  • Battery and emergency flares
  • First Aid kit and necessary prescription medications (remember a drugstore may be inaccessible during a disaster)
  • Plastic bags for sanitation
  • Small Tools (pliers, wrench, screwdriver)
  • At least two blankets
  • Metal coffee cans for storing small items and to melt snow for drinking (Bottled water may freeze)
  • Two garbage bags to be used as insulation if you have to leave your car
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Cell phone or change for pay phones
  • Jumper cables
  • Extra clothing, particularly overshoes and mittens
  • Non-electric can opener and dry food (canned fruits, raisins, candy, peanuts)

 

 

HOW CAN I PREPARE A DISASTER SUPPLIES KIT?

Assemble supplies you might need to have in your safe-room or for an evacuation. Store them in an easy to carry container such as a backpack or duffle bag.

SUPPLIES YOU MAY NEED

  • Bottled Water (at least one gallon per day per person for 3 days drinking and sanitation)
  • Non perishable packaged or canned food and non electric can opener
  • Battery powered radio and NOAA weather radio and extra batteries
  • Flashlight and small tools (pliers, wrench, screwdriver)