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.