Build a Kit

All residents should have some basic supplies on hand in order to survive for at least three days following an emergency.  An emergency preparedness kit should be customized to meet the needs of the individual and the family.  Be sure to think about your particular needs after addressing the basics of survival: fresh water, clean air and warmth.

Making an Emergency Kit:

Emergency Needs:
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Water (1 gallon per person per day)
  • Battery Powered Radio
  • NOAA Weather Radio
  • Sleeping Bags & Blankets
  • Manual Can Opener
  • Waterproof Matches
  • Non-Perishable Foods
  • Flashlight
  • Utility Knife
  • Essential Medications
  • Extra Clothing
  • Pen & Paper
  • Cash
  • Important Address’ & Phone Numbers
  • Work Gloves
  • Basic Tools
  • Sanitation supplies (toiletry & hygiene)
Standard First-Aid Kit:
  • Laxatives
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Diarrhea Medicine
  • Petroleum Jelly
  • Soap
  • Salt
  • Gauze
  • Band-Aid
  • Triangular Bandage (36”x36”x52”)
  • Elastic Bandage
  • Cotton Balls
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Safety Pins
  • Scissors
  • Thermometer
  • Sanitary Napkins (Pressure Dressing)
  • Disposable Diapers (Dressing/ Splint/Padding)
  • Microspore Adhesive, Paper Tape
  • Matches
  • Needles
  • Tweezers
  • Small Splints, Popsicle Sticks
  • Heavy String
  • Syrup of Ipecac
  • Individual Medical Needs
Vehicle Kit:
  • Maintain at Least 1/2 Tank of Gas
  • First Aid Kit & Manual
  • Class ABC Fire Extinguisher
  • Radio & Batteries
  • Non-Perishable Food Stored in Coffee Can
  • Bottled Water
  • Bag of Sand, Shovel & Tools
  • Blankets or Sleeping Bags
  • Map
  • Moistened Towels
  • Plastic Bags
  • Essential Medications
  • Flashlights & extra batteries
  • Reflectors & flares
  • Jumper Cables
  • Short Rubber Hose for Siphoning