Warning: If You Aren’t Prepared for an Emergency, Make Sure You Have These Items

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Emergency Supplies Checklist

For most emergencies expect to keep at least enough food to feed each person in your household for 3-5 days.

NON-PERISHABLE FOODS & BEVERAGES

Canned soups with pull tab

Canned meat with pull tab

Tuna fish sealed pouch or pull tab

peanut butter

granola bars

nuts

dried fruit

beef jerky

trail mix

canned vegetables with pull tab

canned fruit with pull tab

shelf-stable applesauce

shelf-stable pudding

peanut butter crackers

cheese crackers

Can opener for cans that don’t have a pull tab

Water – 1 gallon per person for the day for drinking. Add more if you’ll be using it for personal hygiene. A 5 day supply for a family of 4 would equal 20 gallons of drinking water

OTHER ITEMS YOU’LL APPRECIATE HAVING

Matches in a waterproof container

Extra Batteries

AA

D

C

9V

Small Tool Kit with Pliers, Wrench, Screwdrivers

Duct Tape

Plastic Sheeting/Tarps

Dust Masks

Hand Cranked Radio

Emergency Phone that doesn’t require electricity

Cell phone with charger

Solar charger

Whistle to signal for help

Household Fire Extinguisher

Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper (When diluted nine parts water to one part bleach, bleach can be used as a disinfectant. Or in an emergency, you can use it to treat water by using 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water. Do not use scented, color safe or bleaches with added cleaners.)

Cash

Maps

PAPER GOODS FOR MEALS: This becomes important when there is no water with which to wash dishes

Paper plates

Plastic cups

Plastic utensils

Paper towels

Garbage bags (13 gal. for personal hygiene items and 30 gal. for normal garbage)

FIRST AID/MEDICATIONS

First aid kit – see first aid kit checklist for items to be included

First Aid Manual

Prescription medication

Over-the-Counter medication

Glasses

Hearing Aids

PERSONAL COMFORT

Toothbrush

Toothpaste

Soap

Feminine hygiene supplies

Razor

Towels

Blankets/Sheets or Sleeping Bag

Pillows

Extra Clothing & Shoes appropriate for the weather

Pet Food & Supplies

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

Drivers License

Credit/Debit Cards

Insurance Policies

Bank Records

Wills

Passports

Extra set of house keys and car keys

Birth certificate

Marriage certificate

Social Security cards

Deeds

Inventory of household goods

Immunization records

Stocks and bonds

List with Important Phone Numbers

If You Have Prior Notice

Grab Some Cash – ATMs will not be working if there is no power

Fill your cars with gas

Fill your gas cans with gas

Purchase enough water for each person to have 1 gallon of water for at least 3 days

Have enough shelf-stable food for 3 days for each person in your household

Purchase batteries

Don’t Wait – If you’re in an area that is prone to natural disasters, please make sure you have your emergency supplies ready at all times.

Better to prepare for the worst and not need it than to be left in a bind.

Here are some resources that will help you create your own Emergency Supplies List

https://texashelp.tamu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/evacuation-grab-box.pdf

http://www.floridadisaster.org/citizen_emergency_info.htm

https://www.wunderground.com/prepare/disaster-supply-kit

https://www.ready.gov/build-a-kit

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