Emergency Kit Checklist

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Everyone should have an emergency kit ready for use at home, for ‘just in case’ scenarios. At a minimum, you should have the following basic supplies which are listed here in this emergency kit checklist.

Emergency Kit Checklist – The Essentials

  • Water, one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home).
  • Food, non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home).
  • Working flashlight.
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible).
  • Extra batteries.
  • First aid kit.
  • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items.
  • Multi-purpose tool.
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items.
  • Copies of personal documents:
    • Medication list and pertinent medical information.
    • Proof of address.
    • Deed/lease to home.
    • Passports.
    • Birth certificates.
    • Insurance policies.
  • Cell phone with chargers.
  • Family and emergency contact information.
  • Extra cash.
  • Emergency blanket.
  • Map(s) of the local area.
  • Manual can opener for food.

Family Members Emergency Kit Checklist Needs

  • Medical supplies:
    • Hearing aids with extra batteries.
    • Glasses.
    • Contact lenses.
    • Syringes.
  • Baby supplies:
    • Bottles.
    • Formula.
    • Baby food.
    • Diapers.
  • Games and activities for children.
  • Pet supplies:
    • Collar.
    • Leash.
    • ID.
    • Food.
    • Carrier.
    • Bowl.
  • Two-way radios.
  • Extra set of car keys and house keys.

Additional Supplies for the Emergency Kit

  • Whistle to signal for help.
  • N95 or surgical masks.
  • Matches.
  • Rain gear.
  • Towels.
  • Work gloves.
  • Tools for securing your home, such as a wrench or a pair of pliers.
  • Extra clothing:
    • Hat.
    • Sturdy shoes.
  • Plastic sheeting.
  • Duct tape.
  • Scissors.
  • Household liquid bleach.
  • Entertainment items.
  • Blankets or sleeping bags.

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