Readiness Kit

Preparing for a Disaster

It is good to be prepared for disasters that may strike your area. Having an emergency supply kit will help in that preparation. (It is suggested to plan for at least three days). Some suggested items are:


Minimum of 3-Day Food/Water Supply

  • Canned and non-perishable food
  • Water - 1 gallon of water per day/per person
  • Baby formula and supplies
  • Manual can opener
  • Utensils to prepare, serve, eat meals
  • Plates and bowls
  • Unscented liquid household chlorine bleach (label should say it contains 8.25% of sodium hypochlorite) to disinfect water, and for general cleaning/sanitizing.


Health Supplies

  • Minimum of 3-day supply of medicines and prescription medicine
  • Medical Supplies (syringes, cane, hearing aids, extra batteries)


Personal Care Items

  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Soap
  • Towels
  • Toilet articles
  • Blankets
  • Containers for waste
  • Baby wipes


Safety Supplies

  • Filter masks or handkerchiefs
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle


Electronics

  • All Hazards Radio
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Radio (Battery-, solar-, or hand-crank powered)
  • Cell phone chargers


Documents

  • Insurance cards
  • Immunization records
  • Paperwork for any serious or on-going medical condition
  • Family Emergency Plan (meeting location, directions for use, etc.)
  • Contact Information


Miscellaneous

  • Duct tape and scissors
  • Garbage bags or plastic
  • Multipurpose tool (containing knife, file, plyers, screwdriver, etc.)
  • Extra cash
  • Map of area
  • Extra car/house keys


Children

  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers, etc.)
  • Games/activities
  • Stuffed animal


Pets

  • Water (Cats and dogs generally need 1 gallon for three days)
  • Pet food
  • Bowls or bottles
  • Litter box
  • Paper towls
  • Trash bags
  • Manual can opener
  • Pet first aid book
  • Leash, harness or carrier
  • Pet toys
  • Medicine and medical records
  • Photo and description of pet(s)
  • Feeding schedules, medical conditions, behavior problems, veterinarian telephone number