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Emergency Preparedness

For Your Home

It is recommended that your home be equipped with the following emergency supplies and equipment. Try to store the items in a place that will be accessible even if there should be structural damage to the home (e.g. in an outside storage shed, garage, etc.)

  • See 7 to 10 Day Emergency Food Kit for food suggestions
  • Flashlight (with spare batteries and bulb)
  • Utensils (knives and forks, can opener, pots, etc.)
  • Paper plates and towels
  • Matches and candles (place within a container and do not burn unattended)
  • Small camp stove or "canned heat" like Sterno
  • Paper and pencil
  • First aid kit (with instructions)
  • Household liquid bleach (unscented) and medicine dropper
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Portable radio (with spare batteries) or crank radio
  • Critical medication (7-10 days of any prescription medications)
  • Spare eye glasses/contact lenses (and supplies)
  • Denture needs
  • Spare batteries for hearing aid
  • Fire extinguisher (dry chemical)
  • Watch or clock (battery or spring wound)
  • Resealable plastic bags
  • Plastic garbage bags to store waste
  • Sanitation supplies (soap, paper towels, tissues, pre-moistened towelettes, waste containers, feminine hygiene products, etc.)
  • Small shovel
  • Crescent wrench (for turning off gas)
  • Other tools (axe, hammer, screwdriver, pliers, nails, etc.)
  • Rope and plastic tape
  • Warm cap and gloves
  • Duct tape
  • Whistle
  • Large tarp/tent
  • Rain poncho
  • Games, books, other entertainment
  • Insurance policy numbers - Insurance Agent contact numbers
  • Phone numbers of people you want to contact
  • One complete change of clothing
  • Extra car keys
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