Disaster Preparation Kit

Disaster Supply Kit 

Here are the most important items for your Disaster Supply Kit. Stock up today and store in a water-resistant container.

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Replenish as necessary:

  • Two weeks supply of prescription medicines
  • Seven day supply of non-perishable/special dietary foods
  • Drinking Water/containers - 1 gallon per person/per day (minimum 7 days)
  • Flashlights and (7 sets) batteries for each member of the family
  • Portable radio and (7 sets) batteries
  • First aid book and kit including bandages, antiseptic, tape, compresses, aspirin and aspirin-free pain reliever, anti-diarrhea medication, antacid, Syrup of Ipecac (used to promote vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center)
  • Mosquito repellent & citronella candles
  • Fire extinguisher (small canister, ABC type)
  • Instant tire sealer
  • Whistle and/or distress flag
  • Two coolers (one to keep food; one to go get ice)
  • Plastic tarp, screening, tools and nails, etc.
  • Water purification kit (tablets, chlorine (plain) and iodine)
  • Infant necessities (medicine, sterile water, diapers, ready formula, bottles)
  • Clean-up supplies (mop, buckets, towels, disinfectant)
  • Camera and film
  • Non-electric can opener
  • Extra batteries for camera, flashlights, radio, portable TV & lamps, etc.
  • Garbage can or bucket with tight-fitting lid and kitty litter (for emergency toilet)
  • Plastic trash bags
  • Toilet paper, paper towels and pre-moistened towelettes or baby wipes

If you evacuate you also should take:

  • Pillows, blankets, sleeping bags or air mattresses
  • Extra clothing, shoes, eyeglasses, etc.
  • Folding chairs, lawn chairs or cots
  • Personal hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
  • Quiet games, books, playing cards and favorite toys for children
  • Important papers and irreplaceable keepsakes (driver’s license, special medical information, insurance policies and property inventories, photographs)

Precious commodities before & after a storm:

  • Cash (With no power, banks may be closed; checks and credit cards unaccepted, and ATMs may not be operational)
  • Charcoal, Wooden Matches and Grill (Do not use indoors)
  • Ice
  • A corded phone that does not require electricity