Make sure your emergency kit is stocked with the items on the checklist below. Most of the items are inexpensive and easy to find, and any one of them could save your life. Once you take a look at the basic items, consider what unique needs your family might have, such as supplies for pets, or seniors.
To assemble your kit, store items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supplies kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag.
Basic Disaster Supplies Kit
Additional Emergency Supplies
Water - 1 gallon of water per person per day for at least 3 days, for drinking and sanitation
Food - at least 3 day supply of non-perishable food
Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
First Aid kit
Whistle to signal for help
Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape