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What do I need to have in an emergency supply kit?

Last Updated: Jun 30, 2012  |  31 Views
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A basic emergency supply kit should have

- Water, one gallon of water per person per day, for drinking and sanitation
- Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Battery-powered radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert, and extra batteries for both
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First Aid kit
- Whistle to signal for help
- Infant formula and diapers, if you have an infant
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Dust mask or cotton t-shirt, to help filter the air
- Plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)

To find more information on what should go into an emergency supply kit, check out FEMA's website at Or check out our Disaster Survival Resources Libguide.

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