Emergency supply list

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The following items are recommended by the
American Red Cross for an emergency
preparedness kit:

• Water: one gallon per person, per day (3-day
supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)

• Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home).

• Flashlight

• Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)

• Extra batteries

• First aid kit [Available on the Red Cross Store]

• Medications (7-day supply) and medical items

• Multi-purpose tool

• Sanitation and personal hygiene items

• Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)

•Cell phone with chargers

• Family and emergency contact information

• Extra cash

• Emergency blanket Map(s) of the area

Consider the needs of all family members and add supplies to your kit. Suggested items to help meet additional needs are:

• Medical supplies (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc)

• Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)

• Games and activities for children

• Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)

• Two-way radios

• Extra set of car keys and house keys

• Manual can opener

Additional supplies to keep at home or in your survival kit based on the types of disasters common to your area:


• N95 or surgical masks

• Matches

• Rain gear

• Towels

• Work gloves

•Tools/supplies for securing your home

•Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes

•Plastic sheeting

•Duct tape


• Household liquid bleach

• Entertainment items

• Blankets or sleeping bags

Source: The American Red Cross, www.redcross.org