Build your disaster supply kit

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Build your disaster supply kit
Gas was hard to come by during and after Hurricane Irma.

An emergency supply kit should include the following recommended items:

  • Water – one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food – at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Fuel for vehicle
  • Cash (ATMs may lose power)
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Extra batteries
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Glasses
  • Blanket
  • Change of clothes
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches
  • Paper cups, plates and plastic utensils
  • Photographs of your home and belongings
  • Insurance policies
  • Medications
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery