Emergency Preparedness Checklist

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You will need the following supplies when you leave your home; put them all together in a duffle bag or other large container in advance:

  • Flashlight with plenty of extra batteries
  • Battery-powered radio with extra batteries
  • First aid kit Prescription medication in their original bottle, plus copies of the prescriptions
  • Eyeglasses (with a copy of the prescription)
  • Water (at least one gallon per person is recommended; more is better)
  • Foods that do not require refrigeration or cooking
  • Items that infants and elderly household members may require
  • Medical equipment and.ces, such as dentures, crutches, prostheses, etc.  Place your name on items for easy identification.
  • Pet medications (if applicable)
  • House keys and car keys
  • Change of clothes for each household member
  • Sleeping bag or bedroll and pillow for each household member
  • Checkbook, cash, and credit cards
  • Map of the area, city and state

Important papers to take with you:

  • Drivers license or personal identification
  • Social Security card
  • Proof of residence (deed or lease)
  • Insurance policies
  • Birth and marriage certificates
  • Stocks, bonds, and other negotiable certificates
  • Wills, deeds, and copies of recent tax returns
  • Pet vaccinations records (for potential access to shelter)
  • Have cash on hand.  Credit cards and ATMS may not be working