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Office of Emergency Management
Emergency Preparedness Kits
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


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