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Emergency Kit

Checklists of Disaster Supplies

1. Basic Disaster Supplies
    • One gallon of water per person, and per pet, per day for at least three days, five to seven days preferable, especially in a rural area
    • At least a three-day supply of non-perishable food for each person in the household
    • Flashlight
    • Battery-powered radio
    • NOAA Weather Radio
    • Extra batteries
    • First aid kit
    • Important medications
    • Whistle to signal for help
    • Moist towelettes, garbage bags for personal sanitation
    • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
    • Manual can opener for food
    • Local maps
    • Cell phone with charger or solar charger
    • Cash or traveler’s checks and change

2. Additional Supplies
    • Infant formula and diapers
    • Pet food and extra water for your pet
    • Important family documents (ID, bank account records)
    • First aid book
    • Sleeping bags or warm blankets
    • Change of clothing
    • Sturdy shoes
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Matches in a waterproof container
    • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
    • Paper and plastic utensils
    • Paper and pencil
    • Activities for children

3. Emergency Supplies for Children
    • Non-perishable food items (dried fruit, peanut butter, etc.) for three-to-five days, or longer
    • Can opener
    • First aid kit
    • Sleeping bags or warm blankets for everyone in your family
    • Change of clothes for three-to-five days, including sturdy shoes
    • Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap
    • Paper plates, plastic cups, paper towels, utensils
    • Water – at least one gallon per person, per day for three-to-five days, or longer
    • Battery-powered hand-cranked radio with extra batteries
    • Flashlights with extra batteries
    • Cell phone with charger, extra battery and solar charger
    • Whistle to signal for help
    • Local maps
    • Books, games, or puzzle
    • A favorite stuffed animal

4.  Emergency Items for Senior Citizens
    • Reference Checklist of Basic Disaster Supplies
    • Weeks’ supply of medications
    • Back-up plan for regular medical treatments
    • Back-up plan for medical devices requiring electricity
    • Extra eyeglasses
    • Extra hearing aid batteries
    • Extra wheelchair batteries
    • Extra oxygen
    • Mobility devices, such as canes or walkers
    • Records of prescriptions, dosage, and treatment info
    • Copies of medical insurance cards
    • Copies of Medicare or Medicaid cards
    • Family contact information
    • Copies of important documents (bank information, wills, medical directives)
    • Cash or travelers checks

5. Emergency Items for Individuals with Disabilities
    • Week-long supply of prescription medicines, along with a list of all medications, dosages, and allergies
    • Extra eyeglasses and hearing aid batteries
    • Braille or large print marked emergency supplies
    • Laminated cards with phrases or pictograms
    • A weather radio with text display and flashing alert
    • A TTY
    • Pen and paper in case you have to communicate with someone who does not know sign language.
    • Extra wheelchair batters (manual wheelchair if possible)
    • Extra mobility device such as cane or walker, if used
    • Supplies for oxygen equipment
    • A list of the style and serial number of medical devices, augmentative communications devices, or assistive technologies with operation instructions
    • Copies of medical insurance and medical cards
    • Contact information for doctors, relatives, friends
    • Service animal supplies, such as food and water, plus collar, ID tags, medical supplies
    • Handheld electronic devices loaded with movies and games.
    • Headphones to minimize distractions.
    • Comfort snacks and toys for children

6. Items for Pets
    • One gallon of water per pet for three-to-five days, or longer
    • Medicines and medical records
    • Important documents such as adoption papers, vaccination documents
    • First aid kit
    • Collar or harness with ID tag, rabies tag, and a leash
    • Crate or pet carrier
    • Sanitation supplies, such as pet litter, litter box, newspapers, plastic bags
    • A photo of you and your pets together
    • Familiar pet items such as toys and treats

7. Financial Emergency Kit
    • Photo IDs to prove identity of family members
    • Birth certificates
    • Social security cards
    • Military service IDs
    • Pet ID tags
    • Housing payment records
    • Insurance policies
    • Income information
    • Tax statements
    • Health insurance information
    • Prescription cards
    • Immunization records
    • List of medications
    • Physician contact information
    • Banking information
    • Insurance agent contact information

8. Prepare your Vehicle
    • Flashlight with extra batteries and bulbs
    • Mobile device charger, battery-operated or solar powered
    • Maps
    • Tire repair kit
    • Jumper cables
    • Flares
    • Bottled water
    • Non-perishable food items
    • Winter: Blanket, hat, mittens, shovel, sand, tire chains, windshield scraper, florescent distress flag
    • Summer: Sunscreen, shade item such as an umbrella