Safety and Injury Prevention

Disaster Supplies Kit

Emergency KitConsider keeping a disaster supplies kit with your home first aid kit. Include these items:

  • Water, 1 gallon of water per person per day for at least 3 days
  • Food, at least a 3-day supply of food that keeps at room temperature for a long time (non-perishable) and a manual can opener
  • A battery-powered or hand-crank radio or television and extra batteries
  • A flashlight and extra batteries
  • Your first aid kit and manual
  • A whistle to signal for help
  • Dust masks to help filter bad air
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape to make a shelter
  • Moist towelettes, soap, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, feminine products, garbage bags, plastic ties and other toiletries and hygiene products
  • A wrench or pliers to turn off water and gas lines
  • Local maps
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Extra clothing, heavy-soled shoes, gloves and blankets
  • Special-needs items, such as prescription medicines, eyeglasses, contact lens solution and hearing aid batteries
  • Items for babies, such as formula, diapers, bottles and pacifiers
  • Cash and coins
  • Important documents, like insurance information, medical records, bank account numbers and Social Security cards. Keep the documents in a waterproof container or watertight, resealable plastic bag.
  • Water and food for your pets
  • Toys, books and games
  • Cell phone with charger

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