If you are confined to your home or must evacuate as a result of severe
weather or disaster, a disaster supplies kit can be useful. Keep it
readily accessible for safety, comfort, and convenience. All household
members should know where it is stored. Replace food, water, medical
supplies, and batteries as needed. Place the items you need during an
evacuation in an easy-to-carry container.
Be sure to adhere to the following guidelines and to include the following items when assembling your supplies kit.
3 day supply of water (1 gallon/person/day) in clean, marked, plastic containers.
3 day supply of non perishable, nutritious food not requiring cooking (peanut butter, canned or dried meats, canned or dried fruits and vegetables, powdered drink mix, powdered or canned milk) eating utensils, manual can opener.
List of prescription medicines
Extra eye glasses, other needed eye wear
Extra car keys
Baby supplies (formula, diapers)
Pet food, extra water, any special medication
Standard first aid kit
ABC fire extinguisher
Battery-operated radio, flashlights, plenty of extra batteries
Tools, rope, wrench (including gas shut-off wrench), pliers, hammer, nails
Change of clothing, sturdy footwear for each person