Build a Disaster Supply Kit for Your Home

What will you need if you are forced to shelter in place at home for three days and don't have electricity? Build an emergency preparedness kit with the following items:

  • Three-day supply of nonperishable food that does not require cooking
  • Three-day supply of water (one gallon of water per person, per day)
  • Portable, battery powered radio with extra batteries
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Cash (enough for at least three-days' worth of expenses)
  • Telephone that works without electricity
  • A safe way to heat food and water such as a camp stove, etc.
  • Sleeping bags, extra blankets, and warm clothing to stay warm if you have no heat or electricity
  • Three-day supply of medication (never let your supply run below three days' worth)
  • Items for infants: formula, diapers, etc.
  • Food and water for pets