Emergency Supplies
 
Emergency supplies can be organized for any situation. Keep the items that you would most likely need at home in one easy-to-carry container such as a trash can, plastic storage container, camping backpack or duffel bag. Store it in a convenient place and put a smaller version in your car. Keep items in airtight plastic bags. Remember to change stored water and rotate food supplies every six months. Check the supplies and re-think your needs every year. Consult your physician or pharmacist about storing prescription medications and maintain a list of your prescription needs.
 
Suggested Checklist:
  • Water (recommended amount is one gallon per person per day)
  • Non-perishable food Emergency
  • First aid supplies
  • Medication
  • Battery-powered weather radio and AM/FM radio as well as extra batteries
  • Flashlight
  • Duct tape
  • Cash/traveler's checks
  • Clothing
  • Bedding
  • Tools
  • Toiletry items
  • Supplies for special medical needs, for infants and elderly family members
  • Important documents
  • Pet supplies