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Emergency Management Emergency Preparedness Emergency Supply Kit
Emergency Supply Kit

Maintaining an emergency supply kit is an essential step in preparing for an emergency.  Individuals and organizations should be prepared to be without assistance for a minimum of seven days. Have a seven-day supply of:

  • Non-perishable food (canned, no cook, packaged) and a manual can opener.
  • Water (one gallon per person or pet per day)
  • Medications (prescription and non-prescription) and eye glasses
  • Personal hygiene items; toilet paper, paper towels, and large trash bags for trash.
  • Items for pets (food, water, medications)
  • Items for infants (formula, diapers, etc.)

In addition, you should have:

  • First-Aid kit (including first-aid manual)
  • Battery powered flashlight, radio, and batteries.
  • Copies of important documents
  • Tools (including duct tape, neon-colored tape or rope to block off dangerous areas)
  • Have smaller sized kits for your car and workplace.
  • Cash in small denominations ($1, $5, $10) (ATMS and credit cards do not work if the power is out)
  • Fire extinguisher (A-B-C) type.
  • Protective eye goggles, gloves, face mask, and hard hat.
  • Whistle
  • Change of clothing and sturdy shoes
  • Names address and phone numbers of doctors and pharmacists.
  • Camp stove or charcoal grill for outdoor cooking.

Don't forget that the front of the White Pages of your telephone directory contains a handy First Aid and Survival Guide (Section B).