When an emergency strikes, there is often very little time to prepare to leave your home. By having an emergency supply kit and evacuation plan ready you will be able to focus on the top priority: getting your family to safety.
What to Include
Three day supply of water per person (one gallon per person per day)
One complete change of clothing per person
Battery operated flashlight and radio with new batteries
Emergency preparedness manual with contact phone numbers
First aid kit
Week’s supply of non-perishable food
Non-electric can opener, utility knife
Cash or traveler’s checks, change
Blankets or sleeping bags
Paper cups, plates and plastic utensils
Soap, liquid detergent
Toilet paper, toilettes
Personal hygiene items and feminine supplies
Prescription and non-prescription drugs such as aspirin, anti-diarrhea medication and antacid
Keep in Mind
Think about your unique family needs and add to your Emergency Supply Kit.
Your Emergency Supply Kit should be stored in a cool, dry place known to all family members. Keep one kit in the house and a smaller version in your car should you have to flee your home.
Water and food should be replaced every six months so that they stay fresh. Review your kit annually and account for any changes in family needs.