Ready Your Emergency Kit

Items needed for your kit include:
  • Activities for children
  • Battery-powered/hand crank or weather radio
  • Bleach and dropper (16 drops/gallon)
  • Bottled water
  • Cash or traveler's checks
  • Cell phone with charger, traditional phone
  • Change of clothes, hat and sunscreen
  • Duct tape
  • Dust mask
  • Emergency reference materials
  • Extra glasses
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Garbage bags
  • Important documents and personal papers
  • Infant formula, diapers and baby food
  • Insect repellent
  • Local maps
  • Manual can opener
  • Matches in water-proof container
  • Moist towelettes and personal care items
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Paper and pencil
  • Paper/plastic towels, plates, utensils and cups
  • Pet food and water
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Plastic, rolling storage container
  • Prescription medication
  • Sleeping bags, bedding, towels
  • Vitamins
  • Whistle
  • Wrench, pliers, multi-purpose tool and gloves

Print a copy of the Preparedness Emergency Kit Checklist (PDF) and the When Disaster Strikes (PDF) document. Keep these forms on your refrigerator until every needed item is checked. Being prepared for hurricane season can help you and your family further prepare.