A good emergency preparedness kit protects your family.

Before a disaster strikes, make sure you have emergency supplies stored away in a safe, accessible place. Periodically check on your disaster emergency preparedness kit and replace anything that may be getting old, such as food, drinks or first aid supplies. Use a shopping list like the one below to help organize your natural disaster emergency kit. Most of the items are readily available at a grocery store or outdoor supply store.
 

General Equipment

  • Bedding and/or sleeping bags
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlights
  • Battery powered lantern, radio and alarm clock
  • Extra batteries
  • Sunscreen
  • Water purification tablets
  • Collapsible water containers
  • Cooking Items

Cooking Items

  • Camping cookware pots, pans, cooking utensils
  • Camp stove or BBQ and fuel
  • Aluminum foil
  • Disposable plates, cups, eating utensils
  • Napkins and paper towels
  • Manual can opener
  • Plastic zip-lock bags (can also be used to keep other items dry)
  • Personal Items

Personal Items

  • Medication to last a few weeks, plus prescriptions
  • Extra glasses or contact lenses
  • Toilet paper
  • Toiletries
  • Clothes
  • Rain gear
  • Books, magazines, games, toys

Babies

  • Disposable diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Formula or food
  • Toys and blankets

Pets

  • Food and treats
  • Leash, collar or harness
  • Pet crate
  • Bedding
  • Medications, if your pet needs them
  • Toys

Food

  • Water, 1 gallon per person per day to last a few days
  • Canned food-soups, fruit, vegetables, meat/fish and milk
  • Snack foods chips, cookies, candy, dried fruit, nuts, granola bars
  • Powered or single serving drinks soda, drink boxes, sports drinks
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Instant coffee and tea