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Emergency Kit Supplies

Assortment of emergency supplies. The following items should be included in a hurricane or disaster kit:
  • At least one gallon of water per day per person for 3-5 days, two quarts a day for drinking and two quarts for food preparation and sanitation.
  • Water purification tablets
  • Enough for 3-5 days.
  • Non-perishable dry or canned food such as ready-to-eat meats, fruits, vegetables, soups, juices and milk
  • High energy snack foods such as protein or fruit bars, trail mix, peanut butter and crackers
  • Comfort foods such as nuts, cookies, sweetened cereals, instant coffee, tea and hard candy
  • Special dietary and baby foods
  • Vitamins
Kitchen Supplies
  • Manual can opener
  • Eating and cooking utensils, mess kits, plates and cups
  • Matches or lighters in a waterproof container
  • Emergency cooking/camping equipment
  • Liquid detergent and household chlorine bleach
  • Plastic bucket and lid
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Ice and cooler
Tools and Supplies
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Battery operated AM/FM radio and extra batteries
  • Toilet paper, soap, personal hygiene items, feminine supplies and toiletries
  • First aid kit
  • Mosquito/insect repellant
  • Special needs items such as prescription medications, eyeglasses, contact lens solutions, hearing aid batteries and other personal items
  • Hat
  • Extra clothing for one week
  • Rain gear
  • Heavy duty plastic garbage bags
  • Whistle
  • Specialty items for infants, such as formula, diapers, wipes, bottles and pacifiers, and for elderly relatives and pets
  • Important documents such as passport, copies of credit cards, identification cards and insurance papers
  • Other items to meet your unique family needs such as games or books
  • Blankets and/or sleeping bags
  • Keys to house
  • Cash, traveler's checks
  • Extra charger for cell phone and power cord for laptop computer
  • Lightweight folding chairs or cots
  • List of important phone numbers
For more information on disaster supply kits, visit:
Ready America: Disaster Supply Kit
For information on how to store and purify water, visit:
Guidelines for managing water supplies