Emergency Preparedness Kit

Usual services that we take for granted are often disrupted following a disaster. Running water, refrigeration, etc., are often unavailable. Emergency Preparedness experts recommend that you should be prepared to be self-sufficient for at least three days. Store your household disaster kit in a water-proof container where it is easily accessible.

Your basic kit should include:
  • Water – One gallon per day per person
  • Food – Non-perishable, ready to eat or requiring minimal water
  • Manual can opener and other cooking supplies
  • Plates, cups, utensils, and other feeding supplies
  • First Aid Kit and instructions
  • Copies of important documents and phone numbers
  • Warm clothing and rain gear for each family member
  • Heavy work gloves
  • Disposable camera
  • Unscented liquid household bleach and an eyedropper for water purification
  • Personal hygiene items including toilet paper, feminine supplies, hand sanitizer and soap
  • Plastic sheeting, duct tape and utility knife for covering broken windows
  • Miscellaneous tools such as a crowbar, hammer, nails, staple gun, adjustable wrench, and bungee cords
  • Blankets or a sleeping bags
  • Heavy duty plastic bags and a plastic bucket for waste and sanitation
  • Special-needs items for children, seniors and people with disabilities
  • Books, reading material, entertainment
  • For each child include a favorite toy, book, comfort food and treats
  • Pet needs, such as water, food, and other supplies

A vital component of your disaster kit is your Go-Bag.

Survival kits can also be purchased at several locations, including online.