Disaster Kits

Emergency Kit Supplies

The following items should be included in a hurricane, emergency or disaster kit:


  • At least one gallon of water per day per person for 3-5 days, two quarts a day for drinking and two quarts for food preparation and sanitation.

  • Water purification tablets


  • Enough for 3-5 days

  • Non-perishable dry or canned food such as ready-to-eat meats, fruits, vegetables, soups, juices and milk

  • High energy snack foods such as protein or fruit bars, trail mix, peanut butter and crackers

  • Comfort foods such as nuts, cookies, sweetened cereals, instant coffee, tea and hard candy

  • Special dietary and baby foods

  • Vitamins

Kitchen Supplies

  • Manual can opener

  • Eating and cooking utensils, mess kits, plates and cups

  • Matches or lighters in a waterproof container

  • Emergency cooking/camping equipment

  • Liquid detergent and household chlorine bleach

  • Plastic bucket and lid

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Ice and cooler

Tools and Supplies

  • Flashlight and extra batteries

  • Battery operated AM/FM radio and extra batteries

  • Toilet paper, soap, personal hygiene items, feminine supplies and toiletries

  • First aid kit

  • Mosquito/insect repellant

  • Special needs items such as prescription medications, eye glasses, contact lens solutions, hearing aid batteries and other personal items

  • Hat

  • Extra clothing for one week

  • Rain gear

  • Heavy duty plastic garbage bags

  • Whistle

  • Specialty items for infants, such as formula, diapers, wipes, bottles and pacifiers, and for elderly relatives and pets

  • Important documents such as passport, copies of credit cards, identification cards and insurance papers

  • Other items to meet your unique family needs such as games or books

  • Blankets and/or sleeping bags

  • Keys to house

  • Cash, traveler's checks

  • Extra charger for cell phone and power cord for laptop computer

  • Lightweight folding chairs or cots

  • List of important phone numbers

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