Prepare a Disaster Kit

Every family should have an “All Hazards” Disaster Supply Kit. Regardless of the season, your family could become isolated in your home for up to a week, without power. Below are some suggestions of items that you may want to include in your kit. It is best to keep items in a waterproof, portable container. Every kit will differ, depending upon what items your family considers essential. Check expiration dates and rotate on a regular basis.

Emergency Evacuation
Planning For Evacuation

72 Hour Kit
Food and Water
Wamth and Shelter
First Aid
1-2 Gallons of water per person, per day should be stored for sanitation and drinking.
Windproof/waterproof matches
Pocket Knife Shovel
First Aid Kit and Supplies
Method of water purification
Second method to start a fire (lighter)
Hatchet or Axe
Burn gel and dressings
Sewing Kit
Bottle of potassium iodide tablets
72+ Hour Supply of Food and Water
Wool-blend Blanket
50 foot nylon rope
Sleeping Bag
Emergency reflective blanket
Lightweight stove and fuel
Hand and body warm packs
Light Sources
Flashlight with batteries
Light Sticks
Personal Sanitation
Extra Clothing
Radio with batteries or radio with alternate power sources
Personal Comfort kit (include soap, toothbrush and gel, comb, tissue) sanitary napkins, razor), and other needed items
A complete outfit of appropriate clothing for each family member. Include extra socks, underwear, hat, sturdy shoes, and gloves
At least $50 in small bills in your kit. Be sure to include quarters and dimes for phone calls
Whistle with neck cord
Stress Relievers
Important papers
Additional items
Games, books, hard candy, inspirational reading. For children: small toys, paper and pen, favorite security items
Copies of documents important to your family (such as birth certificates, marriage licenses, wills, insurance forms), phone numbers you might need, credit card information
Insect repellent, Sun block
Portable toilet Special medication