Disaster Supply Kit

 

Every family should have a Disaster Supply Kit in their home. The kit will help you and your family during a disaster. In a hurricane or earthquake, for example, you might be without electricity and the water supply may be polluted. In a heavy winter storm or flood, you may not be able to leave your house for a few days. In times like this, you will need to rely on yourself. Your disaster supply kit will make it easier. Remember, your family will probably never need to use your disaster supply kit, but it's always better to be prepared.

 

DISASTER SUPPLY KIT

  • WATER - at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days
  • FOOD - at least enough for 3 to 7 days
    • non-perishable packaged or canned food / juices
    • foods for infants or the elderly
    • snack foods
    • non-electric can opener
    • cooking tools / fuel
    • paper plates / plastic utensils
  • BLANKETS / PILLOWS, ECT.
  • CLOTHING
    • seasonal
    • rain gear
    • sturdy shoes
  • FIRST AID KIT / MEDICINES / PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
  • SPECIAL ITEMS - for babies and the elderly
  • TOILETRIES / HYGIENE ITEMS / MOISTURE WIPES
  • FLASHLIGHT / BATTERIES
  • RADIO - Battery operated and NOAA weather radio
  • TELEPHONES
    • Fully charged cell phone with extra battery
    • Ttraditional (not cordless) telephone set
  • CASH (with some small bills) and Credit Cards - Banks and ATMs may not be available for extended periods
  • KEYS - extra set in case you lose them
  • TOYS, BOOKS and GAMES
    • cards
    • books
    • small games
    • coloring books and crayons
  • IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS - in a waterproof container or watertight resealable plastic bag
    • insurance
    • medical records
    • bank account numbers
    • Social Security card, etc.
  • TOOLS - keep a set with you during the storm
  • VEHICLE FUEL TANKS FILLED
  • LOCAL ROAD MAPS - in case roads are washed out or closed
  • PET CARE ITEMS
    • proper identification / immunization records / medications
    • ample supply of food and water
    • a carrier or cage
    • muzzle and leash
  • WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS
    • how to turn off electricity, gas and water if authorities advise you to do so.
    • (Remember, you'll need a professional to turn them back on.)

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