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.