Recommended Items to Include in an Emergency Supply Kit

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Recommended Items to Include in an Basic Emergency Supply Kit:

Water,one gallon of water per person for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation

Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food

Battery-powered hand crank radio and NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both

Flashlight and extra batteries

First aid kit

Whistle to signal help

Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place

Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation

Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)

Local Maps

Additional Items to Consider Adding to an Emergency Kit:

Prescription medications and glasses

Infant formula and diapers

Pet food and extra water for your pet

Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container.

Cash or traveler’s checks and change

Emergency reference material such as a first aid book or information for www.ready.gov

Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person. Consider additional bedding if you live in a cold-weather climate.

Complete change of clothing including a long sleeved shirt, long pants, and sturdy shoes. Consider additional clothing if you live in a cold-weather climate.

Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper- when diluted nine parts water to one part bleach, bleach can be used as a disinfectant.

Fire Extinguisher

Matches in a waterproof container

Mess kits, paper cups, plates, and plastic utensils, paper towels

Paper and pencil

Books, game, puzzles, or other activities for children

Souce: www.ready.gov