Disaster Supply Kit

How to Assemble a Disaster Supply Kit

Keep a kit ready to go within hours and store in a convenient place. Items to include:

  • First aid kit and essential medications
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Infant necessities (baby food, diapers, and toys)
  • Water: At least 3 gallons per person per day for 5 days
    • Use your emergency supply or boil water before using until there is official word that the water is safe
  • Laminate prescriptions and important papers i.e. valid ID, insurance, titles, birth certificates
  • Clothing: Protective clothing, rainwear, extra clothing
  • Battery powered radio, flashlight, and extra batteries
  • Canned food and can opener
  • Checkbook, cash, credit cards, ATM cards
  • Eyeglasses
  • Toiletries
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Special items for elderly or disabled family members
  • Written instructions for how to turn off gas, water and electric, if authorities advise you to do so. (Remember, you'll need a professional to turn them back on.)
  • Cards, games, and books