Prepare a Disaster Supplies Kit

Supplies for an Evacuation

Assemble supplies you might need in an evacuation. Store them in an easy-to-carry container, such as a backpack or duffle bag. Include:

  • Water (one gallon per person per day)
    • Stored in sealed, unbreakable containers
      • Identify storage date and replace every six months.
  • Non-perishable packaged or canned food
    • Non-electric can opener
  • Change of clothing, rain gear, and sturdy shoes
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • First-aid kit
  • Prescription medications
  • Extra pair of glasses
  • Battery-powered radio and flashlight
    • Plenty of extra batteries
  • Credit cards and cash
  • Extra set of car keys
  • List of family physicians
  • List of prescription and medical device information
  • Special items for infants, elderly, or disabled family members
  • Don't forget to include supplies for your pets.