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Gather Supplies


Gather Supplies

Long lists of emergency supplies can be overwhelming. Don’t worry, this list is simple. You’ll be surprised how many things you already have. 

Home kit

What you need to shelter in place for 4 days

  • Non-perishable food for 4 days (first 96 hours after a storm)
  • 4 gallons of water per person
  • Manual can opener
  • Flashlight & extra batteries
  • Matches or lighter
  • First Aid Kit
  • Week’s supply of prescription medications
  • Radio (battery operated or hand crank)
  • Books & games

Go bag

What you need to evacuate

  • Clothes
  • Soap, toothbrush, & toothpaste
  • Bedding
  • Identification (ID is not required for City-assisted evacuation or for shelter admission)  
  • Cash
  • List of emergency contacts
  • Medications, copy of medical records, & prescriptions
  • Birth & marriage certificates
  • Documents that prove where you live
  • Insurance policies
  • Pet supplies