Be ready for the storm with all the necessities

The following list of supplies are suggested by Civil Defense, the American Red Cross and other emergency aid agencies as the minimum that should be kept in a safe and close location. Check and replace items as needed.

Home Survival Kit:

  • Water, a three-day supply at 1 gallon per person per day
  • Nonperishable foods
  • Flashlight, with extra batteries
  • Portable radio, with extra batteries
  • Lantern, with extra fuel and mantles
  • Candles
  • Matches or lighters, in a waterproof container
  • Hibachi or barbecue, with charcoal and lighter
  • Can opener, nonelectric
  • Leatherman or similar type multitool
  • First-aid kit
  • Household chlorine bleach
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Personal hygiene supplies
  • Extra prescription medications, including an extra pair of prescription eyeglasses
  • Sleeping bags or blankets and tent
  • Change of clothing and extra shoes or boots for each family member
  • Pet food
  • Ice chest, blue-ice packs in household freezer
  • Disposable plates, napkins, kitchen utensils, paper towels, etc.
  • Extra plastibags
  • Several rolls of duct or heavy-duty masking tape
  • Cash
  • Extra set of car keys
  • Pens and pencils
  • A map
  • List of family physicians and their phone numbers
  • Copies of personal identification, proof of residency
  • One photo of each family member in case of separation.