Emergency Preparedness





HOW TO BUILD A DISASTER SUPPLY KIT:                     

Keep items you will need during an emergency in an easy-to-carry container such as a large covered garbage can, backpack or duffle bag, or storage containers on wheels.  These are all important items to have in an emergency kit:

  • Water-1 gallon per person per day (at least 3 days supply)
  • Food- Ready to eat canned meats, fruits, and vegetables, canned juices, high energy foods such as peanut butter, and comfort foods
  • First Aid Kit
  • Non-Prescription Drugs- Tylenol or Aspirin, anti-diarrhea medication, antacids, etc.
  • Tools and Supplies-  Manual can opener, utility knife, throw away utensils and plates, matches and candles, shut-off wrench to shut of utilities if necessary, medicine dropper, whistle, plastic sheeting and duct tape, paper and pencils, small fire extinguisher, extra set of keys, a list of emergency contacts.
  • Flashlights and batteries
  • Battery powered or manual crank radio
  • Sanitation Items- Toilet paper, soap, plastic bucket with tight lid, household bleach and disinfectant
  • Clothing and Bedding-Sturdy shoes or work boots, rain gear, blankets, thermal wear, gloves and hats, eye protection, and face masks
  • For Baby- Formula, diapers, bottles, powdered milk, and medications
  • Prescription medications and a list of current medications
  • Games to keep children and adults occupied
  • Important family documents


Store your kit in a convenient location and don’t forget about food and water for your pet!