Assemble Emergency Supplies

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Have at least 3 days of supplies on-hand for every member of your household (pets, too!). Check and update your kit twice a year when you change your clocks for daylight savings time. In case you have to leave quickly, make a grab bag with essential items for your home, work, and car.

Basic Emergency Supply Items

Some basic items to keep stocked in your home include:

  • Water – 1 gallon per person, per day
  • Food (non-perishable)
  • NOAA Weather Radio & batteries
  • Flashlight & batteries
  • First aid supplies
  • Whistle
  • Local maps
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags, ties
  • Cash
  • Games & activities for kids
  • Copies of insurance, bank accounts, ID, and other important documents
  • COVID-19 protections like face coverings, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes

Additional Items to Consider

Add additional items to your emergency supplies according to you and your family’s unique needs:

  • Prescription medication
  • Glasses/contacts
  • Infant formula/diapers
  • Food/water/supplies for your pet
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Sleeping bag
  • Paper/pencil

Multiple Kits

Ideally, you should have a kit in each of the following locations:

  • Home kit
  • Work kit
  • Car kit (keep in your trunk)
  • Go kit