Disasters rarely come when it is most convenient.

We hope these resources below will help you prepare for the worst.

Recommended Items for Emergency Preparedness Kits

High Priority Items

  • Water (1 gal or 4 liters per day per person)

  • Food (2,500 to 3,000 calories per day)

  • Battery/solar/crank radio

  • Flashlight

  • Extra batteries

  • First aid kit

  • Prescription medications/glasses in secure bag

  • Important family documents in waterproof container

  • Hygiene items (soap, dish soap, hand sanitizer, tooth brush/tooth paste)

  • Mosquitoes repellent/bug spray

Lower Priority Items

  • Whistle to signal help

  • Dust mask

  • Can opener

  • Wrench/Pliers to turn off utilities if applicable

  • Dry bag of clean clothes (extra socks)

  • Hygiene items (shampoo, conditioner, lotion)

  • Paper/Pencil

High Priority Mental Health Items

  • Pamphlet of mental health resources

  • Books

  • Games

Important Contact Information to Have Before a Disaster

  • Local Fire/Police Department

  • Utility Company Numbers

  • Poison Control

  • Nearby Hospitals

  • Animal Control

  • Insurance Agent

  • United Way: 2-1-1

Resources for different disasters







Mental Health Assistance

Updated 5/15/2019