Emergency Preparedness - How to Prepare an Emergency Supply Kit

A disaster of almost any kind may interfere with your normal supplies of food, water, heat and other day-to-day necessities. Keep a stock of emergency supplies on hand sufficient to meet your needs for a week. If you stay at home during the disaster, these supplies could help you live through the period of emergency without hardship. If you must evacuate your home and move temporarily to another location, your emergency supplies could be taken with you.

Emergency Kit Supplies
There has rarely been a winter in our area without two or more severe storms. Be prepared for weather-related emergencies by having an emergency kit in both your auto and home. At a minimum the kit should include the following:

  • Non–perishable food and a bottle of water
  • Flashlight with spare batteries
  • Portable battery-operated radio with spare batteries
  • Warm clothing and a blanket
  • First aid kit
  • Small tool kit, flares for an auto
  • Spare cell phone battery
  • Phone numbers of relative, physicians, etc.
  • Copy of prescriptions and an emergency supply of medication taken on a daily basis.
  • Extra credit cards or travelers checks
  • Writing materials
  • Extra car keys