Emergency Supplies Checklist

Emergency Supplies Checklist
Can You Go It Alone for Three Days
The first 72 hours after a major emergency or disaster are critical. Electricity, gas, water, and telephones may not be working. In addition, public safety services such as police and fire departments will be busy handling serious crises. You should be prepared to be self-sufficient – able to live without running water, electricity, and/or gas, and telephones – for at least three days following a major emergency. To do so , keep on hand in a central location the following:

Essentials
o Water – one gallon per person per day (a week’s supply is preferable)
o Water purification kit
o First aid kit, freshly stocked
o First aid book
o Food
o Can opener (non-electric)
o Blankets or sleeping bags
o Portable radio, flashlight and spare batteries
o Essential medications
o Extra pair of eye glasses
o Extra pair of house and car keys
o Fire extinguisher – ABC Type
o Food, water and restraint (leash or carrier) for pets.
o Cash and change
o Baby supplies: formula, bottle, pacifier, soap and baby powder, clothing, blankets, baby wipes, disposable diapers, canned food and juices.
o Extra batteries for hearing aids, flashlights, etc.

Sanitation Supplies
o Large plastic trash bags for waste; tarps and rain ponchos.
o Large trash cans
o Bar soap and liquid detergent
o Shampoo
o Toothpaste and toothbrushes
o Feminine hygiene supplies
o Toilet paper
o Household Bleach

Safety and Comfort
o Sturdy Shoes
o Heavy Gloves for clearing debris
o Candles and matches
o Light sticks
o Change of clothing
o Knife or razor blades
o Garden hose for siphoning and firefighting
o Tent
o Communications kit: paper, pens, stamps

Cooking
o Plastic knives, forks, spoons
o Paper Plates and cups
o Paper Towels
o Heavy Duty aluminum foil
o Camping stove for outdoor cooking (caution: before using fire to cook, make sure there are no gas leaks. Never use charcoal indoors.)

Tools and Supplies
o Axe, shovel, broom
o Adjustable wrench for turning off gas
o Tool kit including a screwdriver, pliers and hammer
o Coil of ½” rope
o Plastic tape, staple gun and sheeting for window replacement
o Bicycle
o City Map

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