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

Answer

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 http://www.ready.gov/document/family-supply-list. Or check out our Disaster Survival Resources Libguide.

  • Last Updated Jan 09, 2019
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  • Answered By Department Reference & Adult Services

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