What should I have in my disaster supply kit?

A disaster supply kit should be stocked with the necessary items for your family's unique needs. Here are some suggested items to get you started:

  • Credit card or cash
  • Emergency tools
  • battery powered or hand crank radio, NOAA Weather Radio if possible
  • Extra set of car keys
  • First aid kit, including prescription medicines
  • Flashlight and plenty of extra batteries
  • One blanket or sleeping bag per person
  • One change of clothing and footwear per person
  • Special items for infant, elderly, or disabled family members
  • Three-day supply of water (one gallon per person per day) and food that won't spoil
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Dust masks for all family members
  • Glasses and contact lens solution
  • Important family documents such as family and emergency contact information and copies of insurance policies.
  • Pet supplies such as food, extra water, leash, crate, and medications

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1. What is emergency management?
2. How do I sign up for emergency alerts?
3. What is the difference between a watch and a warning?
4. What should I have in my disaster supply kit?
5. What if I have to evacuate my home?
6. What is the Tri-County Siren Alarm System?