According to Ready, our government’s public service campaign to educate and prepare Americans for natural and man-made disasters, the following is a basic list of items every household should have in the event of an emergency. It is recommended that this type of kit be prepared well in advance of an emergency and be conveniently located and easy to transport in case an evacuation is necessary.
- Water – one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days for drinking and sanitation
- Food – at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Whistle to signal for help
- Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Manual can opener for food
- Local maps
- Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
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For additional lists, information, and advice visit www.ready.gov.
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