Preparing Disaster Kits


Assemble supplies you might need in an evacuation and store them in an easy-to-carry container, such as a backpack or duffle bag. The following are basic examples of items to include in your emergency kits.

Disaster Supplies Kit

  • Battery-powered radio, flashlight, and plenty of extra batteries
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Change of clothing, rain gear, and sturdy shoes
  • Credit cards and cash
  • Extra pair of glasses
  • Extra set of car keys
  • First aid kit and prescription medications
  • List of family physicians
  • List of important family information and the style and serial number of medical devices, such as pacemakers
  • Special items for infant, elderly, or disabled family members
  • Supply of non-perishable packaged or canned food and a non-electric can opener
  • Pet supplies, Collar, ID Tag, Shot Record, Leash, Food, Cage
  • Supply of water (one gallon per person per day)
    • Store water in sealed, unbreakable containers; identify the storage date and replace every six months

Emergency Car Kit

  • Battery-powered radio, flashlight, and extra batteries
  • Blanket
  • Booster cables
  • Bottled water and non-perishable high-energy foods, such as granola bars, raisins, and peanut butter
  • Fire extinguisher (5-pound, A-B-C type)
  • First aid kit and manual
  • Maps, shovel, and flares
  • Tire repair kit and pump

For More Information

For more information about preparing disaster kits, please contact the Emergency Management Department at (262) 785-9580.