Emergency Preparedness/72-hour Emergency Kit
The 72-hour survival kit should be made to reflect the needs of all the individuals in your household for 3 days to 1 week. Emergency supplies should be stored accessibly should you need to evacuate, such as in a duffle bag or suitcase.
- 1 Gallon of water per person per day.
- Identify the storage date and replace as needed.
- Non-perishable packaged or canned food.
- Be sure to have a non-electric can opener.
- A change of clothing, rain gear and sturdy shoes.
- A first aid kit and manual.
- Be sure to include extra prescription medications.
- Candles and waterproof matches.
- Blankets or sleeping bags.
- An extra pair of glasses or extra contacts.
- A battery-powered radio with extra batteries and a flashlight.
- An extra set of car keys.
- A list of physicians, neighbors and emergency phone numbers.
- Special items for children and elderly family members, as well as for your pets.
- Battery-powered radio
- Booster cables
- Bottled water
- High-energy foods such as granola and peanut butter
- Kitty litter
- Use under your tires for traction on ice
- Fire extinguisher
- A five-pound A-B-C type
- Maps, shovel and flares
- Tire repair kit and pump
Copies of Legal Documents
- Marriage License
- House Mortgage
- Vacation Home / Property Ownership
- Automotive Ownership
- Jewelry Appraisals
- Drivers Licenses
- Trailers, Snowmobiles, Boat Ownerships
- Insurance Polices
- Bank Accounts
- Plans to stay in contact with family and friends.
- Have a pre-determined location for everyone to meet. Make sure that it is outside your neighborhood is case you can’t return because of flooding, fires, or another emergency event.
- Pen and paper.
- Work gloves
- Basic tools – Utility knife, ducted tape, ax, shovel, etc.