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Disaster Supplies Kit

Disaster Supplies Kit

One of the most important tools for personal emergency preparedness is the Disaster Supplies Kit.  Listed below are some of the most important items for your kit.  Stock up today and store in a water resistant container!  Replenish as necessary, especially at the beginning of hurricane season on June 1.

  • Two week supply of prescription medicines
  • Two week supply of nonperishable/special dietary foods
  • Drinking Water/containers: 1 gal/per person/per day (minimum 3 days)
  • Flashlights and batteries (7 sets) for each member of the family
  • Portable radio and batteries (7 sets)
  • NOAA Weather Alert Radio
  • First aid book and kit including bandages, antiseptic, tape, compresses, non aspirin pain reliever, anti-diarrhea medication
  • Mosquito repellent & citronella candles
  • Two coolers (one to keep food; the other to go get ice)
  • Plastic tarp for roof/window repair, screening, tools and nails, etc.
  • Water purification kit (tablets, chlorine (plain) and iodine)
  • Infant necessities (medicine, sterile water, diapers, ready formula, bottles)
  • Clean up supplies (mop, buckets, towels, disinfectant)
  • Camera and film
  • Non-electric can opener
  • Extra batteries for camera, portable TV & lamps, etc.
  • Plastic trash bags
  • Toilet paper, paper towels and pre-moistened towelettes 

If you evacuate you also should take

  • Pillows, blankets, sleeping bags or air mattresses
  • Extra clothing, shoes, eyeglasses, etc.
  • Folding chairs, lawn chairs or cots
  • Personal hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
  • Quiet games, books, playing cards and favorite toys for children
  • Important papers (driver's license, special medical information, insurance policies and property inventories)

Precious commodities before and after a storm

  • Cash (With no power, banks may be closed, checks and credit cards unaccepted and ATMs may not be operational)
  • Charcoal, Wooden Matches and Grill
  • Ice

Possible Grocery List

  • Bread, crackers
  • peanut butter/jelly
  • cookies
  • snacks
  • applesauce
  • canned fruit
  • canned meat & fish
  • apples, bananas, oranges & other fruit
  • raisins & other dried fruit
  • canned/boxed beverages
  • fruit drinks
  • shelf-stable milk
  • plastic forks, paper plates and napkins
  • baby food, diapers and formula, sterile water
  • bottled water
  • ice & charcoal
  • toilet paper
  • paper towels
  • pre-moistened towelettes
  • pet foods

Note: If the storm does not hit, save your supplies for the next storm.  Once hurricane season is over, you can eat your canned foods or donate them to a holiday food drive.  Most canned foods have a shelf life of 1-2 years, so it is a good idea to replenish yearly.


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