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Emergency Three Day Kit

Preparing Your Emergency Three Day Kit

The best time to assemble a three-day emergency supply kit is well before you'll ever need it. Most people already have these items around the house and it is a matter of assembling them now.

Start with an easy to carry water tight container. You can purchase a 50 gallon storage container fairly cheap. A large plastic trash can will do, or line a sturdy cardboard box with a couple of trash bags. Next gather up the following items and place them in your container.
Essentials:

  • Water - 1 gallon per person per day
  • Prescription drugs
  • Water purification kit or bleach
  • First aid kit and first aid book
  • Pre-cooked, non-perishable foods such as canned meats, granola bars, instant soup, cereals, etc.
  • Baby supplies: formula, bottles, pacifier, soap, baby powder, clothing, blankets, baby wipes, disposable diapers, canned food and juices.
  • Non-electric can opener
  • Anti-bacterial hand wipes or gel
  • Blanket or sleeping bag per person
  • Portable radio or portable TV with extra batteries
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Essential medications
  • Extra pair of eyeglasses
  • Extra house and car keys
  • Fire extinguisher - ABC multipurpose
  • Food, water, leash and carrier for pets
  • Cash and change
  • Seasonal change of clothing, including sturdy shoes
  • Sanitation Supplies:
    • Large plastic trash bags for waste, tarps and rain ponchos
    • Large trash cans
    • Bar soap and liquid detergent
    • Shampoo
    • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
    • Feminine hygiene supplies
    • Toilet paper
    • Household bleach
    • Rubber gloves

    *Additional information for Seniors Click Here

Stocking up now on emergency supplies can add to your family's safety and comfort during and after a disaster. Store enough supplies for at least three days, preferably seven days, in one place. Click Here for Check List

You should also have a place for pets in the event of evacuation to public shelters. Click Here for Pet Check List