Emergency Supply Kit

Maintaining an emergency supply kit is an essential step in preparing for an emergency.  Individuals and organizations should be prepared to be without assistance for a minimum of seven days. Have a 7 day supply of:

  • Non-perishable food (canned, no cook, packaged) and a manual can opener.
  • Water (one gallon per person or pet per day).
  • First-Aid kit (including first-aid manual).
  • Medications (prescription and non-prescription) and eye glasses.
  • Battery powered flashlight, radio, and batteries.
  • Personal Hygiene items; toilet paper, paper towels, and large trash bags for trash.
  • Copies of important documents.
  • Items for pets (food, water, cages/leashes).
  • Items for infants (formula, diapers, etc).
  • Tools (including duct tape, neon-colored tape or rope to block off dangerous areas).
  • Have smaller sized kits for your car and workplace.
  • Cash in small denominations ($1, $5, $10) (ATMS and credit cards do not work if the power is out).
  • Fire extinguisher (A-B-C) type.
  • Protective eye goggles, gloves, face mask, and hard hat.
  • Whistle.
  • Change of clothing and sturdy shoes.
  • Names address and phone numbers of doctors and pharmacists.
  • Camp stove or charcoal grill for outdoor cooking.

Don't forget that the front of the White Pages of your telephone directory contains a handy First Aid and Survival Guide (Section B).

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