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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, etc.
  • Clothing - seasonal / rain gear/ sturdy shoes
  • First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs
    • (20) adhesive bandages, various sizes
    • (1) 5" x 9" sterile dressing
    • (1) conforming roller gauze bandage
    • (2) triangular bandages
    • (2) 3 x 3 sterile gauze pads
    • (2) 4 x 4 sterile gauze pads
    • (1) roll 3" cohesive bandage
    • (2) germicidal hand wipes or waterless alcohol-based hand sanitizer
    • (6) antiseptic wipes
    • (2) pair large medical grade non-latex gloves
    • Adhesive tape, 2" width
    • Anti-bacterial ointment
    • Cold pack
    • Scissors (small, personal)
    • Tweezers
    • CPR breathing barrier, such as a face shield
    • Aspirin or nonaspirin pain reliever
    • Anti-diarrhea medication
    • Antacid (for stomach upset)
    • Syrup of Ipecac (use to induce vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center)
    • Laxative
    • Activated charcoal (use if advised by the Poison Control Center)
  • Special Items - for babies, adults with disabilities or special needs, and the elderly
    • For babies
      • Formula
      • Diapers
      • Bottles
      • Powdered milk
      • Medications
    • For adults/elderly 
      • Heart and high blood pressure medication
      • Insulin
      • Prescription drugs
      • Denture needs
      • Contact lenses and supplies
      • Extra eye glasses
  • Toiletries / Hygiene items / Moisture wipes
    • Toilet paper, towelettes
    • Soap, liquid detergent
    • Feminine supplies
    • Personal hygiene items
    • Plastic garbage bags, ties (for personal sanitation uses)
    • Plastic bucket with tight lid
    • Disinfectant
    • Household chlorine bleach
  • Flashlight / Batteries
  • Radio - Battery operated and NOAA weather radio
  • Cash - Banks and ATMs may not be open or available for extended periods.
  • Keys
  • Toys, Books and Games
  • Important documents - in a waterproof container
    • will, marriage license, insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, phone numbers, etc.
  • Tools - keep a set with you during the storm
    • Fire extinguisher: small canister ABC type
    • Tube tent
    • Pliers
    • Tape
    • Compass
    • Matches in a waterproof container
    • Aluminum foil
    • Plastic storage containers
    • Signal flare
    • Paper, pencil
    • Needles, thread
    • Medicine dropper
    • Shut-off wrench, to turn off household gas and water
    • Whistle
    • Plastic sheeting
    • Map of the area (for locating shelters)
  • Vehicle fuel tanks filled
  • Pet care items 
    • proper identification / immunization records / medications
    • ample supply of food and water 
    • a carrier or cage 
    • muzzle and leash

Information courtesy American Red Cross, NOAA

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