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Disaster Preparation Kit

Disaster Supply Kit Check Box
Here are the most important items for your Disaster Supply Kit. Stock up today and store in a water-resistant container.

Replenish as necessary:

  • Two weeks supply of prescription medicines 
  • Seven day supply of non-perishable/special dietary foods 
  • Drinking Water/containers - 1 gal/per person/per day (minimum 7 days) 
  • Flashlights and (7 sets) batteries for each member of the family 
  • Portable radio and (7 sets) batteries 
  • First aid book and kit including bandages, antiseptic, tape, compresses, aspirin and aspirin-free pain reliever, antidiarrhea medication, antacid, Syrup of Ipecac (used to promote vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center) 
  • Mosquito repellant & citronella candles 
  • Fire extinguisher (small canister, ABC type) 
  • Instant tire sealer 
  • Whistle and/or distress flag 
  • Two coolers (one to keep food; one to go get ice) 
  • Plastic tarp, screening, tools and nails, etc. 
  • Water purification kit (tablets, chlorine (plain) and iodine) 
  • Infant necessities (medicine, sterile water, diapers, ready formula, bottles)
  • Clean-up supplies (mop, buckets, towels, disinfectant) 
  • Camera and film 
  • Non-electric can opener 
  • Extra batteries for camera, flashlights, radio, portable TV & lamps, etc. 
  • Garbage can or bucket with tight-fitting lid and kitty litter (for emergency toilet) 
  • Plastic trash bags 
  • Toilet paper, paper towels and pre-moistened towelettes or baby wipes

If you evacuate you also should take: 

  • Pillows, blankets, sleeping bags or air mattresses 
  • Extra clothing, shoes, eyeglasses, etc. 
  • Folding chairs, lawn chairs or cots 
  • Personal hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
  • Quiet games, books, playing cards and favorite toys for children
  • Important papers and irreplaceable keepsakes (driver’s license, special medical information, insurance policies and property inventories, photographs)

Precious commodities before & after a storm:

  • Cash (With no power, banks may be closed; checks and credit cards unaccepted, and ATMs may not be operational) 
  • Charcoal, Wooden Matches and Grill (Do not use indoors) 
  • Ice 
  • A corded phone that does not require electricity