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Recommended items for when an emergency strikes

When it comes to weather or disaster emergencies, you'll need food and water for as many people as are in your home. There are other hardware items you'll want to have such as flash lights and batteries.

Water. One gallon per person per day, for at least 3 days, for drinking and hygiene

Food. At least a 3-day supply of non-perishable food

Can opener. For food, if kit contains canned food

Radio. Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert, and extra batteries for both

Flashlight and extra batteries

First aid kit

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Whistle. To signal for help

Face mask. To help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter in place

Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties. For personal hygiene

Wrench or pliers. To turn off utilities

Local maps

Additional Items Prescription medications and glasses

Infant formula and diapers

Pet food, extra water, pet supplies, toys and vaccination forms.

Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container

Cash or traveler's checks and change

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Emergency reference material such as a first aid book or information from Ready America

Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person. Consider adding bedding in cold weather.

Complete change of clothing. Include a long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes. Consider adding clothing in cold weather.

Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper

Fire extinguisher Matches in a waterproof container

Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items

Mess kits, paper cups, plates, plastic utensils, paper towels

Paper and pencil Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children.

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