• Water and non-perishable food for each person for 3-5 days.
  • First-aid kit
  • Money
  • Battery-operated flashlight and radio with extra batteries.
  • Extra clothing and bedding (including shoes).
  • Personal hygiene items.
  • Specialty items such as prescription medications, baby formula, diapers and pet supplies.
  • Plates, cups, utensils and a can opener.
  • Copies of important documents such as driver’s licenses, birth certificates, insurance policies and financial information.

After assembling your kit, store it in a place known to all household members. Review the contents of your kit periodically to make sure food and water are fresh, and make sure stored medications are up to date.