EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

BASIC EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS LIST - FEMA

BASIC EMERGENCY SUPPLIES KIT

To assemble your kit, store items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire emergency supplies kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag.

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

  • Water (one gallon per person per day for several days, for drinking and sanitation)

  • Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food)

  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert

  • Flashlight

  • First aid kit

  • Extra batteries

  • Whistle (to signal for help)

  • Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air)

  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape (to shelter in place)

  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties (for personal sanitation)

  • Wrench or pliers (to turn off utilities)

  • Manual can opener (for food)

  • Local maps

  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery

ADDITIONAL ITEMS LIST

EMERGENCY SUPPLY LIST Additional Items to Consider Adding to an Emergency Supply Kit:

  • Prescription medications and glasses

  • Infant formula and diapers

  • Pet food and extra water for your pet

  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container

  • Cash or traveler’s checks and change

  • Emergency reference material such as a first aid book or information from www.ready.gov

  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person. Consider additional bedding if you live in a cold-weather climate.

  • Complete change of clothing including a long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes. Consider additional clothing if you live in a cold-weather climate.

  • Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper – When diluted nine parts water to one part bleach, bleach can be used as a disinfectant. Or in an emergency, you can use it to treat water by using 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water. Do not use scented, color safe or bleaches with added cleaners.

  • Fire Extinguisher

  • Matches in a waterproof container

  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items

  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils, paper towels

  • Paper and pencil

  • Books, games, puzzles, or other activities for children

WINTER STORM CAR SUPPLIES LIST

WINTER STORM SUPPLIES FOR THE CAR

  • Windshield Scraper

  • Shovel

  • Booster cables

  • Sand or kitty liter

  • Flares

  • Tow chain or rope

  • Flashlight with extra batteries

  • Candles and matches

  • First aid kit and manual

  • Heavy gloves and mittens

  • Winter headgear

  • Extra woolen socks

  • Overshoes/boots

  • Two plastic bags, large enough to fit on feet
    (Can be used as additional water proofing
    between socks and boots).

  • Blankets

  • Non-perishable high energy foods (Granola bars,
    raisins, peanut butter, or candy bars).

  •  Bottled water. Place in car just prior to traveling
    as water may freeze if
     left in car overnight.

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