Having a disaster supply kit ready to take with you at a moment's notice ensures that you will have necessary supplies no matter how fast you may need to evacuate. Pack supplies in a duffel bags or backpacks and keep them in a designated place. Your kit will also come in handy if you must take shelter in your home. The following list will help ensure that your disaster supply kit includes all the essentials.
Pack at least one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days.
Store water in tightly sealed, nonbreakable plastic, fiberglass or enamel-lined metal containers.
Change your water every six months.
Pack enough food to last each family member at least three days.
Include canned and boxed foods because they require little preperation and stay good for longer periods of time. Remember to bring a manual can opener or buy food in self-opening cans.
Pack foods in sealed metal or plastic containers.
Replace foos every six months.
Include foods for infants and family members with special diets.
Tools and Equipment
Battery powered radio
Resealable plastic bags
Washcloths and towels
Paper cups and plates and plastic utensils
Toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, deoderant, and other toiletries
Heavy-duty plastic garbage bags
Change of clothing and an extra pair of shoes and socks for each person
Blankets or a sleeping bag for each person
Copies of birth and marriage certificates, inventory of household goods, bank account numbers and other important documents