Gather supplies that will last for several days after a disaster for everyone living in your home. Don’t forget to consider the unique needs each person or pet may have in case you have to evacuate quickly.
Here are a few examples of key items for your kit:
· Water (one gallon per person per day)
· Nonperishable food and a manual can opener
· Battery powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA weather radio
· First aid kit
· Cash, in small bills
· Toiletries and personal hygiene items
· Non-prescription medications such as pain relievers
· Basic household supplies – cleaning, disinfectants, toilet paper, hand sanitizer
· Back-up medical equipment
· Prescription medications
· Activities for small children
· Pet food and extra water for your pet
Everyone in your family/household should also have a “Go Bag” or “Go Kit” which is a collection of things you would want if you have to leaver in a hurry. Your Go Bag should be sturdy and easy to carry like a backpack or a small suitcase on wheels. Customize your Go Bag for your needs. Start with the five P’s: people and pet supplies; prescriptions; papers; personal needs; and priceless items.
Visit www.ready.gov/kit to learn more.