Build your disaster supply kit

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