Items You Need in Your Emergency Kit

FEMA recommends including the following items in your own disaster supplies kit in the event of an emergency:


Water: One gallon per person, per day, for three to seven days.

Food: Three to seven days' supply of nonperishable food.

Portable, battery-powered radio or television and extra batteries.

Flashlight and extra batteries.

First aid kit and manual.

Sanitation and hygiene items.

Matches and waterproof container.

Whistle.

Extra clothing.

Kitchen accessories and cooking utensils, including a can opener.

Important documents: Photocopies of credit and identification cards.

Cash and coins.

Special needs items: prescription medications, eye glasses, contact lens solutions, and hearing aid batteries.

Pet care items.

Items for infants.

Blankets and pillows.

Other items to meet your unique family needs.

For more information on disaster-preparedness, including how to store water and food, where to keep your disaster supplies kit and how to maintain it, click here to visit the FEMA Web site.

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