What Do You Need In A Disaster Supply Kit?

At a minimum, you should have the basic supplies listed below:


Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home).




Battery/solar-powered or hand-crank radio


Extra batteries


Family first aid kit


Medications (7-day supply) and medical items


Multi-purpose tool


Sanitation and personal hygiene items


Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)


Cell phone with chargers


Family and emergency contact information


Extra cash


Emergency blanket


Map(s) of the area


Consider the needs of all family members and add supplies to your kit:

  • Medical supplies (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc)

                • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)

                • Games and activities for children

                • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)

                • Two-way radios

                • Extra set of car keys and house keys

                • Manual can opener

Additional supplies to keep at home or in your survival kit based on the types of disasters common to your area:

  • Whistle

  • N95 or surgical masks

  • Matches

  • Rain gear

  • Towels

  • Work gloves

  • Tools/supplies for securing your home

  • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes

  • Plastic sheeting

  • Duct tape

  • Scissors

  • Household liquid bleach

  • Entertainment items

  • Blankets or sleeping bags