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DISASTER SUPPLY LIST

  • Batteries: For radios, flashlights etc.

  • Local Map: Incase gps and cell phones go down.

  • Medications: Include medications and your doctor’s information.

  • Cash: Debit cards don’t always work.

  • Duct Tape: Will likely come in handy.

  • First Aid Kit: Will help you to attend to minor injuries in case emergency services are down.

  • Flashlight: Much safer than using candles.

  • Games and Toys: If you have children, games and toys that don’t depend on electricity.

  • Hygiene Products: Moist towelettes, hand cleansers, soap, toilet paper, toothbrushes and toothpaste. Also, stock special items like diapers and feminine hygiene products, if needed.

  • Large Plastic Trash Bags: For many various uses.

  • Non-perishable Food: Canned food items are the best.

  • Pet Supplies: ID tags, food, toys and medication.

  • Photos of Family Members and Pets: If you’re separated, having pictures to turn over to authorities may help with reuniting with family.

  • Portable Phone Charger: To use in the event of a power outage.

  • Radio with Extra Batteries: So you can stay up to date on recovery efforts.

  • Rope: Among other things, this will help tie down a tarp.

  • Waterproof Bag for Family Documents: Important documents, like your driver’s license, social security card and insurance information, should go into it.

  • Whistle: To get the attention of rescue workers, if they are nearby.

  • Tarp: This is a multi-use item. Put it on your roof if its damaged, under your sleeping bag to stay dry, collect rainwater to flush toilets and much more.

  • Water: You need at least one gallon per person and per pet per day.