Basic Disaster Supplies Kit


  • Water - one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food - at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food

         — 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

  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter in place

Additional Emergency Supplies
Once you have gathered the supplies for a basic emergency kit, you may want to consider adding the following items:

  • Cash (with some small bills) and Credit Cards - Banks and ATMs may not be available for extended periods
  • Keys

         — insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.

  • Tools - keep a set with you during the storm


 Special thanks to:
http://www.fema.gov/ and http://www.ready.gov/ for providing the public with information on Disaster Preparedness.

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