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Build an emergency supply kit with enough supplies for 7 to 10 days for each household member.


Supplies should include:

  • Water - 1 gallon per person per day for 3 to 7 days

  • A water-tight storage container with a lid

  • Food – non-perishable and canned food supply for 3 to 7 days

  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and/or Weather Radio with extra batteries

  • Cell phone with charger

  • First aid kit and first aid book

  • Flashlight & extra batteries

  • A manual can opener for food

  • Anti-bacterial hand wipes or gel

  • Wrench or pliers to turn off water

  • Blankets or sleeping bag – 1 per person

  • Prescription medications and glasses

  • Seasonal change of clothing, including sturdy shoes

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, feminine supplies

  • Extra house and car keys

  • Fire extinguisher

  • Cash

  • Books, games or cards


1. Secure your important family documents, such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records. Place in a portable, water-tight container or zipped plastic food storage bag.
2. Remember your pets! Have their rabies vaccination documentation; store up food, water, and needed supplies.


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