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Emergency Home Supplies

Being prepared starts at home. Consider having supplies for up to 5 days.








  • Water, one gallon per person per day
  • Food, ready to eat or requiring minimal water
  • Baby food and special diets
  • Manual can opener (non-electric)
  • First aid kit and instructions
  • Essential medications
  • Flashlight
  • Radio, battery operated
  • Batteries
  • Cash in small denominations
  • Copy of important documents and phone numbers
  • Unscented liquid household bleach for water purification
  • Personal hygiene items including toilet paper, feminine supplies, and soap
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Heavy gloves
  • Fire extinguisher (A-B-C type)
  • Warm clothes, a hat and rain gear
  • Local map
  • Extra prescription eye glasses, hearing aid or other vital personal items
  • Plastic sheeting, duct tape and utility knife for covering broken windows
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Extra house and car keys
  • Large plastic bags for waste and sanitation
  • Any special need items for children and seniors or people with disabilities 
  • Pet supplies, including water
  • Sanitation Supplies

    • Large plasting trash bags for trash, waste and water protection
    • Large trash cans
    • Bar soap and liquid detergent
    • Shampoo
    • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
    • Feminine and infant supplies
    • Toilet paper
    • Household bleach
    • Newspaper to wrap garbage and waste
    Safety and Comfort
    • Sturdy shoes
    • Heavy gloves for clearing debris
    • Change of clothing
    • Knife or razor blades
    • Barbeque, camp stove, chafing dish (for outdoor use)
    • Fuel for cooking (Charcoal, propane, etc.)
    • Matches
    • Plastic knives, forks, spoons
    • Paper plates and cups
    • Paper towels
    • Heavy-duty alluminum foil
    Tools and Supplies
    • Axe, shovel, broom
    • Crescent wrench for turning off gas
    • Screwdriver, pliers, hammer
    • Coil of 1/2" rope
    • Plastic tape and sheeting
    • Toys for children