To prepare for the unknown, each home should have a 72-hour Disaster Survival Kit. You will need to pack some essential items to help you and your family survive, whether you stay at home or leave it during a disaster.
Ensure at least three days (72 hours) supply for each person. Do not forget pets where applicable! The following is a minimum suggested list of Survival Kit supplies:
Non-perishable Food : Small, preferably single serving cans (should not require cooking or refrigeration). Dried fruit, peanut butter and jelly, coffee, tea and pet foods.
Baby Needs: Special foods, diapers, formula, medicines, blankets.
Miscellaneous: Disposable plates, cups utensils, manual can opener, a two-week supply of personal medications, prescriptions, spare eyeglasses, non-electrical clock, batteries, first aid kit, headphones or earphones, flashlight, road maps, wet and cold weather clothing, sanitary supplies, ice chest, portable grill/stove or canned heat.
Drinking Water: One gallon per person/per day in unbreakable containers, water purification tablets (Halazone).
Bedding: Blankets, pillows, sleeping bags or lawn chairs.
Children's activities: Cards, books, small games, coloring books, crayons.
- Masking and/or duct tape
- Razor knife
- Ax or chain saw
- Nails and screws
- Portable generator
- Bucket/mop, broom
- Fire extinguisher
- Rope caulk
- All purpose cleaner
- Shovel, rake
- Plastic sheet/drop cloth