Disaster Supplies Kit

In the event of a city or regional disaster, initially the safest place for you may be in your home. We recommend that all homes have the following items assembled as a kit with enough supplies to last for at least 72 hours. It is advisable to store these items in a backpack or duffle bag so they are readily available in case of an evacuation.

For your home:

  • One gallon of water per person, per day.
  • 3 day supply of non-perishable, high protein, high calorie food. (energy bars, canned tuna, canned fruit, peanut butter).
  • Manual can opener.
  • Battery operated radio w/extra batteries.
  • Flashlight with extra batteries (preferably same size batteries as radio).
  • First aid kit with reference guide.
  • Prescription medicine.(3 day supply)
  • Map of local area and list of alternative personal shelters.
  • Cash and credit cards.
  • Practical clothing and shoes, gloves, extra blankets.
  • Car keys.
  • Duct tape and plastic sheeting.

For your car:

  • Booster cables.
  • Fire extinguisher (2½ -5 lb. A-B-C).
  • Map.
  • Shovel.
  • First aid kit with reference guide.
  • Flashlight.
  • Water and food (as above).