emergency kit

Since you do not know where you will be when an emergency occurs, you should prepare supplies for home, work, and cars. For even more information visit

Basic Supplies for every kit:

  • Water and non-perishable food for several days
  • Extra cell phone battery or charger
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio that can receive NOAA Weather Radio tone alerts and extra batteries
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Non-sparking wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Can opener (if kit contains canned food)
  • Local map

Additional Items to Consider:

  • Prescription medications and glasses
  • Infant formula and diapers
  • Pet food, water, and supplies for your pet
  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification, and bank account records in a portable waterproof container
  • Cash and change
  • Passport/ID
  • Emergency reference material such as a first aid book or information from
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person.
  • Consider additional bedding if you live in a cold-weather climate.
  • Complete change of clothing including a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, and sturdy shoes.
  • Consider additional clothing if you live in a cold-weather climate
  • Fire Extinguisher Matches in a waterproof container
  • Feminine supplies, personal hygiene items, and hand sanitizer
  • Mess kits, Paper cups, plates and disposable utensils, paper towels
  • Paper and pencil
  • Books, games, puzzles, or other activities for children


Keep this kit in a designated place and have it ready in case you must leave your home quickly. Make sure all family members/roommates know where the kit is kept.


Be prepared to shelter at work for at least 24 hours. Your work kit should include food, water, and other necessities like medicines, as well as comfortable walking shoes, stored in a container that can be easily moved.


  • Jumper cables
  • Flares or reflective triangle
  • Ice scraper
  • Car cell phone charger
  • Blanket
  • Map
  • Cat litter or sand, for better tire traction