emergency awareness

Winter Preparedness

Preparation for Winter Weather | Winter Power Outage Survival | Vehicle Survival Kit

Family Emergency Kit

The family emergency kit needs to include enough supplies to stay at home for at least three days. Here are the basic to include in the Family Emergency Kit:

  • 3 Gallons of water per person per day
  • 3 day supply of food (water and food should be replaced every 6 months for freshness.)
  • Basic kitchen accessories are needed for cooking, eating and storage
  • Battery powered radio NOAA weather radio or am/fm potable radio and extra fresh batteries are needed for current emergency information
  • Several flashlights (batteries)
  • Blankets or sleeping bags for each person
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Paper, pencils
  • Fire extinguisher
  • A whistle
  • An extra set of keys
  • Identification cards for everyone in household
  • Personal hygiene items
  • One complete change of cloths and footwear for everyone
  • Prescription medications
  • Extra over the counter medications and first-aid kit
  • Any special needs for special needs person or seniors
  • Any special needs for infants
  • Books, games and toys for children for entertainment

If possible have everyone in the family, including children work together on putting your family emergency kit, and ask for input from everyone on what it should include. Every family member needs to know where the kit is stored.