Create a supply kit

Stock up on enough supplies to last a week. Put the items in waterproof containers and store them in a place that’s easy to reach. Whether you are sheltering at home or evacuating, in a disaster situation you may need to get your supplies quickly. Here’s what you’ll need.

Food and water

Drinking water

1 gallon of water per person per day


Nonperishable and easy to prepare without power

Tools and utensils

Non-electric can opener and forks, spoons and knives

Baby and pet food

Be sure to include food for all members of your household



Do not use candles

Extra batteries

Include two extra sets


Battery-powered or a hand-crank weather radio

Mobile phone

Include a portable charger

Health & Personal Supplies

Basic first-aid kit

From antibiotic ointments and bandages to cold packs and more

Medication and eyeglasses

Prescription and non-prescription

Blankets and clothing

Blankets, warm clothes, sturdy shoes and heavy gloves


Soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet paper, etc.

Activities for children

Toys, books, games and cards

Cash and credit cards

If possible, put aside at least $100

Important documents

Copies of IDs, medical records, pet vaccinations and family photos

Other useful items

Paper towels, trash bags, multipurpose tool that includes a knife

Remember to refresh your emergency kit at least once a year.