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Emergency Kit Supplies

In the event of an emergency or disaster, you may need access to food for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water, and other essential supplies to last for at least three days. To assemble a supply kit, store items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire supply kit into one or two easy to carry containers. 
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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