Create an Emergency Supply Kit

Assemble Your Kit

To be prepared for an emergency, pack a bag with items listed below and store it in a convenient location. You may want to make several kits to have at home, at work, and at the office.

  • Copies of important documents (keep in waterproof container) including:
  • Driver's license, birth certificates, Social Security Card, passport, financial information (bank account and credit card numbers), insurance policies, and will
  • Extra blankets and clothing (including shoes)
  • First Aid Kit-including: Bandages, anti-bacterial ointment, scissors, and non-prescription drugs such as aspirin or other pain relievers and antacids
  • Money
  • Plates, cups, utensils and a can opener
  • Sanitary Supplies-including: Soap, moist towelettes, toilet paper, personal hygiene items, diapers, and garbage bags
  • Specialty items such as prescription medications, baby formula, and pet supplies
  • Tools and Supplies-including: Basic tools, battery-operated radio, flashlight and extra batteries
  • Water and food to maintain your family for three days. One gallon of water a day per person. Food should be non-perishable.
  • A whistle to signal for help

After Assembling Your Kit

  1. Store the kit in a place known to all household members.
  2. Review the contents of your kit periodically to make sure food and water are fresh.
  3. Make sure stored prescription medicines are up-to-date.