Disaster Supplies List
This list is only a guide. It is not by any means all inclusive and it is certainly not family specific. Please review it and add to it to meet your needs.
If You Stay, Keep The Following On Hand
Water - Store 1 gallon per person per day. Store a minimum of 3 days worth in sealable plastic containers. If you store water in a bathtub, be sure to keep a small bottle of household bleach to purify it before you drink it. Your washing machine can also be used to store water. Lining tubs with plastic will keep seepage to a minimum.
Food - Store plenty of ready to eat canned meats, fruits, and vegetables, juices, canned soups, and canned milk. High energy foods like peanut butter, jelly, nuts, crackers, health food bars, and trail mix. Try to stock up on things that can be eaten straight from the can without heating or cooking. Storing some multi-vitamins is a good idea, too.
Utensils and Food Prep - Resealable plastic bags and several plastic bowls should be enough for food preparation. Eat with plastic forks and spoons.
Other Equipment - Take flashlights and three extra sets of batteries, transistor radio, plastic garbage bags and ties, fire extinguisher (ABC type), toilet paper, paper towels, and a first aid kit as a minimum.
If You Evacuate, Take The Following
Clothing and Bedding - Take three sets of clothes for each person, more if space permits. Take a sleeping bag and pillow for each person. Take plenty of disposable diapers and baby wipes for the baby.
Other Equipment - Take flashlights and three extra sets of batteries, transistor radio, plastic garbage bags and ties, fire extinguisher (ABC type), toilet paper, paper towels, maps, spare tire and a can or two of flat fixer, booster cables, and a first aid kit.
Special Items - Take baby bottles, pacifiers, toys, medicine dropper, toiletries, games, and coloring books. Take all important papers in a waterproof/fireproof container (wills, credit card numbers, insurance policies, household goods inventory and so on).
First Aid Kit - Basic items include:
- Basic first aid manual - available at the Red Cross (586-8191)
- Bandaids, gauze pads, bandaging tape, triangular bandages
- Moistened towelettes, antiseptic spray or cream, bar of soap
- Rubbing alcohol
- Scissors, safety pins, tweezers, needle, thermometer
- Any prescription medications, non-aspirin pain reliever.