Emergency Supplies - Grab & Go Bag

Plan for 3 to 7 days of supplies at home. If evacuating with your Grab-N-Go bag to a place with food and water, 1-2 days of supply for those items may be enough.

Basic Supplies

  • Water—1 gallon per person per day
  • Non-perishable food and can opener
  • Radio—battery powered or hand-cranked
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit and manual
  • Warm blankets or sleeping bag
  • Weather appropriate change of clothing, footwear and gloves
  • Sanitation items—garbage bags, ties, hand sanitizer, toilet paper
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Medications (7 days) and eye glasses
  • Cell phone and charger, coins or prepaid phone card
  • Emergency contact information
  • Cash or Traveler’s Checks
  • Local maps
  • Wrench or pliers for utility shutoff*
  • Extra batteries for all devices

Additional Supplies

  • Baby needs—formula, diapers, towelettes, etc.
  • Medical/adaptive needs—hearing aids, wheelchair, oxygen tank, etc.
  • Pet needs—food, water, leash, crate, records, etc.
  • NOAA weather radio
  • Whistle
  • Fire extinguisher*
  • Dust mask, plastic sheeting, duct tape, and scissors*
  • Household chlorine bleach*
  • Important documents—copy of photo ID, account/insurance policy numbers, proof of residence
  • Matches in waterproof container
  • Paper cups, plates and utensils
  • Paper and pencil
  • Children’s books and games

*Items not needed in the Grab-N-Go bag.