Supply Kit

One of the best things you can do for your family is to build an emergency supply kit.  A basic kit may contain the items listed below, but you should customize your kit for your family members.  For more information about planning for different needs, please see FEMA’s website for the Preparing Makes Sense literature, or stop by the fire station and ask for a copy of the brochures.

FEMA recommends the following items as part of a basic supply kit.  Click here  for additional information.  Your supply kit should be tailored to your family’s needs (medicines, glasses, etc.).  Don’t forget your pet’s needs!

• Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
• Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
• Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
• Flashlight and extra batteries
• First aid kit
• Whistle to sign for help
• Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in place
• Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties for personal sanitation
• Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
• Manual can opener for food
• Local maps
• Cell phone with chargers, inverter, or solar charger