Electricity, water, heat, air
conditioning or telephone service may not work in an emergency.
Preparing a disaster supply kit in advance can save precious time in
the event you must evacuate or go without utilities for an extended
period. Consider including the following items when putting together
your disaster supply kit:
At least a three-day supply of water
(one gallon per person per day). Store water in sealed,
unbreakable containers. Replace every six months.
A three-to-five day supply of
nonperishable packaged or canned food and a non-electric can
A change of clothing, rain gear and
Blankets, bedding or sleeping bags.
A first aid kit and prescription
medications (be sure to check expiration dates).
An extra pair of glasses or contact
lenses and solution.
A list of family physicians,
important medical information and the style and serial number of
medical devices such as pacemakers.
Special items for infants, the
elderly or family members with disabilities.
A battery powered AM/FM radio, a
flashlight and extra batteries.
Identification, credit cards, cash
and photocopies of important family documents including home
An extra set of car and house keys.
Tools such as screwdrivers, cutters
and scissors. Also duct tape, waterproof matches, an ABC fire.
extinguisher, flares, plastic storage containers, needle and
thread, pen and paper, a compass, heavy garbage bags and regular
Have a kit in each car, one at work or
school and larger more complete kits at home. Give emergency
supplies and equipment to family, friends and loved ones as gifts.
Have smoke detectors through-out
your home and keep fresh batteries in them.
Secure items that may fall during an
Make a plan for your escape in the
event of a fire and practice it.
Keep flashlights around you that
Keep study shoes next to your bed.
Encourage your neighbors, friends and
families to get prepared.