Disaster Supply & Go Kits

Your Disaster Supply Kit should be able to sustain you for at least 3 days but the Department of Emergency Services (DES) strongly recommends 7 days.

Your Disaster Supply Kit should include the following:
  • 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 3 day 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 - including identifying places to go for shelter or care in extreme emergencies).