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)
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.
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