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Gather Supplies

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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. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you should also include face coverings, hand sanitizer, and disinfectants in your supplies to prevent the spread of disease. 

Home kit

What you need to shelter in place for 3 days

  • Non-perishable food for 3 days
  • 3 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