Emergency Preparedness

Getting prepared, and staying prepared, is no small task. Preparing yourself, your family and even your community for a potential disaster can make a significant difference.

Prepare for an Emergency – Build an Emergency Supply Kit!

Building an emergency supply kit is a vital piece to any preparedness plan. Emergency supply kits, also known as emergency go-bags, are filled with essential items. Go-bags can be customized to fit each individuals needs, however, FEMA recommends a list of basic items that every emergency go-bag should have. These items include:

  • Water (one gallon 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
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • 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)
  • Manual can opener (for food)
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery

Download a copy of the Recommended Supplies List  from the FEMA website here.

For more information about building your kit, visit www.ready.gov/kit.

 

Emergency Preparedness Food Supply Kit Drawing

Complete the form below to be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a Ready Wise emergency food supply! All entries must be received by Thursday, September 30, 2021. The drawing will be held on Monday, October 4, 2021, all selected participants will be notified after the drawing.