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Your Go-Bag

If you might need to evacuate, or just weather an emergency in your home, your personal Go-Bag will make sure you have those essentials things you need. Keep these items in your Go Bag, ready for any emergency:

  • List of your Emergency Contacts, including a phone number for an out-of-state contact
  • Three-day supply of medications, and copies of your prescriptions
  • List of personal medical information and medications, including any drug and/or food allergies
  • Bottle of water
  • Snacks (that will not spoil)
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries (for flashlight, hearing aids, etc.)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Whistle, horn, beeper or other device to signal for help
  • Photocopy of personal identification (driver’s license, state ID, etc.)
  • List of model and serial numbers of any personal assistance equipment (pacemakers, hearing aids, communication devices, scooter, wheelchair, batteries, etc.
  • Assistive items needed for eating or drinking (spoons, straws, etc.)

You may also wish to add:

  • Pictures of your family/friends to have with you if you must be away from home
  • Personal memento/comfort item (stuffed animal, book, etc.)
  • Extra pair of glasses or contact lenses (with cleaning solution), and/or other vital personal items
  • Small battery-powered radio with extra batteries
  • Dust mask
  • Protective goggles
  • Small amount of cash, including coins for payphones
  • Extra set of keys to house, car, etc.
  • Personal hygiene and toiletry products
  • Moist towelettes and assorted sizes of re-sealable plastic zipper bags (for storing food, waste, etc.)
  • Change of socks and undergarments
  • Any other items you need on a daily basis
Mark your calendar to remind you to check your Go Bag every six months. Replace your medications and snacks with fresh supplies. Check batteries in flashlight, radio, etc. and extra batteries to be sure they are still good!

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