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Supplies for your Household Emergency Kit

Include enough supplies for at least 3 days


  • Store one gallon of water per person (or pet) per day
  • Store water in clean plastic containers
  • Avoid using containers that may break, such as glass bottles


  • Choose canned or packaged foods that don’t require refrigeration or cooking

    Examples include:
  • Ready-to-eat canned meats, beans, tuna fish, fruits and vegetables
  • Canned juices, milk and soup
  • High energy foods, such as peanut butter, granola bars and trail mix
Remember to include:
  • Foods that you and your family like
  • Special food for infants or persons with dietary restrictions
  • Pet food

First Aid Kit

  • Buy or put together a first aid kit for your home and one for each car containing:
  • Sterile gauze and adhesive bandages in assorted sizes
  • Hypoallergenic adhesive tape
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Antibacterial cream
  • Protective Gloves
  • Cleansing agent/soap
  • Sunscreen


  • Prescription medications you and your family use daily (Have at least a 7 day supply of each one)
  • Non-prescription medications you and your family use regularly

Tools and Supplies

  • Solar, manual or battery operated radio and extra batteries
  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • Manual can openernsils, cups and plates
  • Whistle
  • Work Gloves
  • Tools to turn off gas and water
  • Personal hygiene items, such as toilet paper, toothbrushes, toothpaste and soap
  • Extra clothing and sturdy shoes


  • Store important records and documents in a waterproof, portable container

    Examples include:
  • Personal identification, financial, health and insurance information and other important documents
  • Inventory of valuable household items
  • Family records
  • Cash in small bills

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