Create Your Emergency Supply Kit
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Everyone should have a 3-day Emergency Supply Kit.
Pack supplies in a duffle bag, suitcase, or storage container kept in an easily accessible place.
- Water—one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
- Food—at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Radio—Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First-aid kit
- Whistle to signal for help
- Dust mask—to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
- Personal sanitation—Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
- Local maps
- Cash—in case ATMs are unavailable or something prevents the use of credit/debit cards
Don't forget to include critical items for:
- Functional needs family members—Medications, special foods, medical equipment
- Infants—formula, diapers, bottles
- Pets—food, leash, medications
Put a reminder on your calendar—every six months (and after every use)—to review your plan, update numbers, and check supplies to be sure nothing has expired, spoiled, or changed. Also remember to practice your tornado, fire escape or other disaster plans.