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
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
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
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.
For a printable list of community preparedness resources, view the Online Toolkit.