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Non-Food Items

  • Battery-powered radio, flashlights
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit (include acetaminophen or other nonsteroidal antiinflamatory drug NSAID, antibiotic cream and antacids) and manual.
  • Prescription medications (month’s supply recommended)
  • Photocopies of prescriptions (pharmacy records may not be available right away)
  • Credit card and cash
  • Personal identification
  • Spare set of car keys
  • Extra pair of eyeglasses
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Signal flare
  • Whistle
  • Map of the area
  • List of important phone numbers
  • Special items for babies/young children/elderly.
  • 3 gallons of water per person
  • Bar soap/toiletries
  • Paper and pencils
  • Masking or duct tape
  • Plain chlorine bleach (may be needed to sanitize drinking water)
  • Plastic bucket with a tight lid.
  • Plastic garbage bags
  • Non-electric can opener and utility knife (like a Swiss Army knife)
  • Paper cups, plates, and plastic utensils
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • A change of clothing, rain gear, and sturdy shoes for each family member. (In warm weather climates, you may also want to include sunscreen and insect repellant)

Food Items

  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Ready-to-eat canned soup, canned meat, milk, fish, fruit and vegetables (10 cans per person is recommended)
  • Bread/crackers stored in waterproof bag or container
  • Powdered or singleserve drinks
  • Cereal/granola bars
  • Packaged condiments

For Pets

  • A two-week supply of dry and canned food.
  • Water (1/2 gallon per day)
  • Litter box supplies
  • Traveling cage

If there is an emergency and you need to evacuate immediately, make sure to take these items:

  • Personal identification
  • Special items for babies/young children/elderly
  • 3 gallons of water per person
  • Bar soap/toiletries
  • Non-electric can opener and utility knife (like a Swiss Army knife)
  • Paper cups, plates, and plastic utensils
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • A change of clothing, rain gear, and sturdy shoes for each family member
  • Canned meat, milk, fish, fruit and vegetables (10 cans per person)

 

Last Updated
8/7/2013
Source
Family Readiness Kit: Preparing to Handle Disasters, 2nd Edition
The information contained on this Web site should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your pediatrician. There may be variations in treatment that your pediatrician may recommend based on individual facts and circumstances.