Make A Kit. Have A Plan.

Put together an emergency kit that will sustain you and your family for at least 3 days.

Include the following items:

  • One gallon of water per day per person
  • Non-perishable foods such as, crackers, granola bars, and dried fruit
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First Aid Kit
  • Prescription Medications
  • Phone charger(s)
  • NOAA weather radio
  • Infant items such as diapers and formula
  • Cash
  • Personal hygiene items
  • If you have a pet have food, water and supplies – Pet Preparedness Checklist
Prepare un botiquín de emergencia:

  • Agua – Un galón por persona por día (es preferible tener un suministro de agua para una semana)
  • Alimentos pre-cocidos, no-perecederos
  • Linterna con baterías adicionales
  • Medicamentos esenciales y espejuelos
  • Radio del tiempo NOAA
  • Suministro para bebés: fórmula, biberones, chupetes, jabón, polvo de bebé, ropa, sábanas, pañuelos desechables de bebé, pañales desechables, comidas enlatadas y jugos.
  • Dinero en efectivo y cambio (monedas)
  • Jabón para lavado de cabello, pasta y cepillo de dientes
  • Papel sanitario y productos de higiene femenina

Develop A Family Emergency Plan
  • Determine the safest place in your home in the event of severe weather.
  • Choose a nearby meeting place if you have to leave your home quickly.
  • Choose an out-of-town family member or friend to contact in the event that you get separated from you family or you cannot reach each other.
  • Know what you will do with your pets in an emergency.
  • Learn ahead of time how to cut off the water, gas, and/or electricity at your home. Do not attempt to cut gas back on after you have cut it off; call a trained expert.
  • Gather copies of important family documents. Consider keeping these documents in your emergency kit. Examples of documents you might include are:
    • birth certificates
    • social security cards
    • marriage license
    • passport
    • will
    • insurance policies
  • Take photos or video of your home and personal belongings for insurance reasons.