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Family Emergency Kit

Plan Ahead

A family emergency kit should include a number of items such as:

  • Cash - in small denominations and coins
  • Clothing, bedding and sanitation supplies
  • Emergency supplies and tools
  • First Aid kit
  • Food and water
  • Important family documents in a waterproof, portable container
  • Special needs items

The kit should be in an easy-to-carry container and stored in a convenient place known to all family members. You may wish to keep a smaller supply kit in the trunk of your car as well.

Emergency Supplies and Tools First Aid Kit Food & Water Personal Items Special Needs


What Personal Care Items Do You Need?

Clothing and Bedding:


Be sure to include at least one complete change of clothing and footwear per person. 

  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Hat and gloves
  • Rain gear
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermal underwear
  • Work boots or sturdy shoes


  • Disinfectant
  • Feminine supplies
  • Household chlorine bleach 
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Plastic garbage bags and ties (for personal sanitation uses)
  • Plastic bucket with tight lid
  • Soap, liquid detergent
  • Toilet paper, towelettes
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