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Home and Family

Home and Family

  • Water: One gallon of water per person, per day, for at least three days, to be used for drinking and sanitation
  • Food: At least a three-day supply of non-perishable food for each member of your family (while non-perishables do last for a long time, you should be regularly checking these supplies to make sure that nothing in your kit is expired)
  • Battery, solar powered, or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for each
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Baby formula, bottles and nipples
  • A whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air
  • 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
  • A manual/hand operated can opener for food
  • Extra house and car keys
  • Important documents such as:insurance policies, copy of driver’s license, Social Security card, birth certificate, and bank account records
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Cash and change
  • Copies of local maps
  • Extra cell phone with batteries/chargers
  • Prescription medications and eyewear
  • First aid kit
  • A list of emergency contacts with phone numbers
  • Emergency reference material such as first aid book
  • Comfort items: If you have children, you may want to have toys, books, and non-perishable snacks in your emergency kit to make them more comfortable.