Emergency Preparedness Checklist



Basic Needs and Supplies
☐ Water — one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation and 2-week supply for home)

☐ Food — it is a good idea to include foods that do not need cooking (canned, dried, etc.) (3-day supply for evacuation and 2-week supply for home)

☐ Flashlight with extra batteries and bulbs (do not use candles)

☐ Battery-operated or hand-crank radio
☐ First aid kit and manual
☐ Medications (7-day supply) and medical items

☐ Multi-purpose tool (several tools that fold up into a pocket- sized unit)

☐ Sanitation and personal hygiene items (toilet paper, plastic garbage bags)

☐ Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, deed/lease to home, birth certificates, insurance policies)

☐ Cell phone with an extra battery and charger (s)
☐ Family and friends’ emergency contact information
☐ Cash and coins (ATMs may not be accessible)
☐ Emergency blanket
☐ Map(s) of the local area
☐ Whistle (to attract the attention of emergency personnel)

☐ One change of clothing
☐ Manual can opener
☐ Pet supplies (including food and vaccination records)
☐ Extra set of keys (car, house, etc.)
☐ Pack of cards to provide entertainment and pass the time


Cold Climate Supplies

It is possible that you will not have heat during or after a disaster. Think about your clothing and bedding needs. Be sure to include one set of the following for each person:

☐ Jacket or coat
☐ Long pants and long-sleeve shirt

☐ Sturdy shoes
☐ Hat, mittens and scarf
☐ Sleeping bag or warm blanket


Supplies for Your Vehicle

☐ Flashlight with extra batteries and extra bulbs

☐ Maps
☐ First aid kit and manual
☐ Tire repair kit

☐ Jumper cables

☐ Flares

☐ Bottled water

☐ Non-perishable foods such as granola bars

Winter: Blanket, hat, mittens, shovel, sand, tire chains, windshield scraper, Florescent distress flag

Summer: Sunscreen lotion SPF 15 or higher, shade item (umbrella, wide-brimmed hat, etc.)



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