Disaster Supply & Go Kits

Have a disaster supply kit that can sustain you for at least three days, though but the Department of Emergency Services (DES) strongly recommends up to seven days.

Your disaster supply kit should include:

  • 1 gallon of water per person per day
  • A change of clothing for each person
  • Battery powered radio with extra batteries
  • Bleach and disinfectant
  • Cash
  • Extra house keys and car keys
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Food, water, and supplies for pets
  • List of contact names and phone numbers
  • Manual can opener
  • Personal care and hygiene items
  • Photocopies of license, insurance polices, birth certificates, passport, credit cards, etc in a waterproof bag or portable container
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape
  • Prescription and non-prescription medications (re-fill prior to hurricanes, winter storms, etc.) and eyeglasses
  • Ready-to-eat canned meat, fruit and vegetables, canned/boxed juices, milk and soup, food for infants and adults with special diets, and high calorie emergency snacks
  • Sleeping bags or blankets
  • Small tool kit
  • Toys, books, puzzles, and games
  • Waterproof matches
  • Whistle

Remember in preparing your Go Kit, not everything from your Disaster Supply Kit will go, just your essentials and three days of provisions.

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Access and functional needs

Residents with access and functional needs (especially those who use power-dependent equipment) must make appropriate arrangements for back-up power sources (extra batteries, portable generator, contingency plans) and places to go for shelter or care in extreme emergencies.