- Keep a smaller Evacuation Kit in the trunk of each car.
- Keep items in airtight plastic bags.
- Replace stored food and water every six months.
- Rethink your kit and family needs at least once a year.
- Ask your physician or pharmacist about storing prescription
- Use an easy-to-carry container for the supplies you would
most likely need for an evacuation, like a large, covered trash
container or a cargo container that will fit on the roof.
In Your Disaster Supply Kit
- A portable, battery-powered radio or television and extra
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First aid kit and first aid manual
- Blanket, pillows, bedding
- Supply of prescription medications
- List of family physicians, important medical information, and
the style and serial number of medical devices, such as
- Credit card and cash
- Important documents in an airtight container
- An extra set of car keys
- Matches in a waterproof container
- Signal flare
- Map of the area and phone numbers of places you could
- First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs
- Toiletries / Hygiene items / Moisture wipes
- Flashlight / Batteries
- One complete change of clothing and footwear for each family
- Toys, Books and Games
- Water purification tablets like Halazone or Globaline
- Water - at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7
- Food - at least enough for 3 to 7 days
- non-perishable packaged or canned food / juices
- foods for infants or the elderly
- snack foods
- non-electric can opener
- cooking tools / fuel
- kitchen accessories (paper plates / plastic
utensils/manual can opener)
- For baby: formula, diapers, bottles, powdered milk,
- For elderly or disabled adults: heart and high blood pressure
medication, insulin, prescription drugs, denture needs, contact
lenses and supplies, extra eyeglasses, and hearing aid