Disaster Supply Kit

  • Water - at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days
  • 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
    • paper plates / plastic utensils
  • Blankets / Pillows, etc.
  • Clothing - seasonal / rain gear/ sturdy shoes
  • First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs
  • (20) adhesive bandages, various sizes
  • (1) 5" x 9" sterile dressing
  • (1) conforming roller gauze bandage
  • (2) triangular bandages
  • (2) 3 x 3 sterile gauze pads
  • (2) 4 x 4 sterile gauze pads
  • (1) roll 3" cohesive bandage
  • (2) germicidal hand wipes or waterless alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • (6) antiseptic wipes
  • (2) pair large medical grade non-latex gloves
  • Adhesive tape, 2" width
  • Anti-bacterial ointment
  • Cold pack
  • Scissors (small, personal)
  • Tweezers
  • CPR breathing barrier, such as a face shield
  • Aspirin or nonaspirin pain reliever
  • Anti-diarrhea medication
  • Antacid (for stomach upset)
  • Syrup of Ipecac (use to induce vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center)
  • Laxative
  • Activated charcoal (use if advised by the Poison Control Center)
  • Special Items - for babies, adults with disabilities or special needs, and the elderly
  • For babies
    • Formula
    • Diapers
    • Bottles
    • Powdered milk
    • Medications
  • For adults/elderly 
    • Heart and high blood pressure medication
    • Insulin
    • Prescription drugs
    • Denture needs
    • Contact lenses and supplies
    • Extra eye glasses
  • Toiletries / Hygiene items / Moisture wipes
  • Toilet paper, towelettes
  • Soap, liquid detergent
  • Feminine supplies
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Plastic garbage bags, ties (for personal sanitation uses)
  • Plastic bucket with tight lid
  • Disinfectant
  • Household chlorine bleach
  • Flashlight / Batteries
  • Radio - Battery operated and NOAA weather radio
  • Cash - Banks and ATMs may not be open or available for extended periods.
  • Keys
  • Toys, Books and Games
  • Important documents - in a waterproof container
    • will, marriage license, insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, phone numbers, etc.
  • Tools - keep a set with you during the storm
  • Fire extinguisher: small canister ABC type
  • Tube tent
  • Pliers
  • Tape
  • Compass
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Aluminum foil
  • Plastic storage containers
  • Signal flare
  • Paper, pencil
  • Needles, thread
  • Medicine dropper
  • Shut-off wrench, to turn off household gas and water
  • Whistle
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Map of the area (for locating shelters)
  • Vehicle fuel tanks filled
  • Pet care items
  • proper identification / immunization records / medications
  • ample supply of food and water 
  • a carrier or cage 
  • muzzle and leash

Information courtesy American Red Cross, NOAA