Recommended Contents of a Preparedness Kit:

A minimum for a personal preparedness kit includes:

Sturdy duffel bag packed with 72 hours of emergency supplies, for each person:

  • Dehydrated or freeze dried foods;
  • body/hand warmers; hooded rain poncho;
  • emergency blanket;
  • light stick;
  • flashlight and extra batteries;
  • water / rodent proof storage cylinder;
  • whistle;
  • multi-function knife;
  • waterproof matches and a butane lighter;
  • collapsible water jug;
  • water purification tablets or filter;
  • dust masks;
  • work gloves;
  • hygiene pack (toothbrush, toothpaste, medications, razor, comb, soap, washcloth, spare eyeglasses);
  • change of clothes and a hat;
  • first aid kit with pocket first aid guide;
  • large plastic trash bag;
  • rope, tarp and pry bar.

Store in a location that is easy to access.

Don’t forget pet supplies!

In addition, each family should have on hand:

  • Water—at least a 3nday supply; one gallon per person per day
  • Food—at least a 3nday supply of nonnperishable, easyntonprepare food
  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • Battery npowered or handncrank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
  • Extra batteries for radio, cell phones, and camera
  • First aid kit
  • Medications (7nday supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, cane)
  • Multinpurpose tool
  •  Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, deed/lease to home, birth certificates, insurance policies)
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Extra cash
  • Emergency blanket
  • Map(s) of the area
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
  • Tools/supplies for securing your home
  • Extra set of car keys and house keys
  • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Camera for photos of damage