Build a Kit

Emergency Supply Kit

A well-stocked emergency supply kit is crucial to keeping you and your family prepared during a major incident. Here’s how you can prepare yours! Here is a basic list of items, but each disaster may require different items

  • In your kit, include plenty of unused batteries
  • A properly stocked first aid kit
  • One gallon of drinking water per person, per day, for at least three days
  • Non-perishable food items with a manual can opener
  • An extra cell phone charger
  • A battery-powered or hand-cranked portable weather radio
  • A flashlight
  • A whistle to signal for help
  • Disposable face masks
  • Moist towelettes, hand sanitizer, feminine supplies, and other personal hygiene items
  • A non-sparking wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Important documents, such as insurance paperwork
  • Local maps
  • And any additional or special items that may be needed by infants, people with medical conditions, or pets.
  • If you lose power, eat your perishable food from the refrigerator first, while it’s still cold, then eat your emergency foods.

Emergency Kit for Pets

  • Food and water (3-day supply)
  • Medications and medical records
  • Comfort items (blankets, toys)
  • Sanitation supplies (litter, litter box, bags)
  • Leashes, harnesses, carriers (crates for larger animals)
  • Identification and current photos

Emergency Kit for Children

  • ID cards,
  • Emergency contacts
  • Recent photos of your child
  • First aid kit, medications
  • Thermometer, pain reliever
  • Extra clothes, comfort item
  • Diapers or supplies
  • Bottled water
  • Non-perishable food items with a manual can opener
  • Baby formula or food
  • Hand sanitizer, wipes
  • Disposable diapers, bags
  • Whistle, flashlight
  • Emergency blanket
  • Specific medical supplies
  • Extra glasses, batteries
  • Insurance Cards, documents
  • Family Emergency Plan

Emergency Kit for Elderly Individuals

  • Medications: Pack a one-week supply of medications with dosage instructions.
  • Medical Supplies: Include hearing aid batteries, glasses, mobility aids.
  • Personal Documents: Copies of ID, insurance cards, medical records, emergency contacts.
  • First Aid Kit: Bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, specific medications.
  • Food and Water: Non-perishable food, manual can opener, one gallon of water per person per day.
  • Light and Power: Flashlight with extra batteries, portable charger for devices.
  • Warmth and Comfort: Blankets, comfortable clothing, personal hygiene items.
  • Entertainment: Books, puzzles, activities for comfort.

Emergency Kit for Special Needs Populations

  • Medications and Medical Equipment: One-week supply, specialized devices.
  • Personal Care: Adult diapers, wipes, specialized hygiene products.
  • Communication Aids: Communication board, text-to-speech device, laminated cards.
  • Specialized Diet: Non-perishable foods meeting dietary restrictions.
  • Hydration: One gallon of water per person per day, considering medical needs.
  • Light and Communication: Flashlight with extra batteries, backup power source.
  • Comfort Items: Blankets, familiar objects for reassurance.
  • Emergency Contacts and Information: List of emergency contacts, medical providers, medical records.