Disasters can occur quickly and without warning. Prepare for the unexpected now by assembling a kit designed to help you cope with a variety of emergencies.
Items for your kit:
First aid kit and any essential medications
Battery-powered radio, flashlight, extra batteries
Canned food, manual can opener
Bottled water (1 gallon of water per person per day for 3 days)
Extra warm clothing including boots, mittens and a hat
Red or brightly-colored cloth
NOAA weather radio
Medication and health information for all family members
A NOAA weather radio provides direct warnings to the public of severe weather and natural and manmade hazards from floods to forest fires to chemical spills. NOAA weather radios can be purchased at discount department stores, electronic retailers and Web sites.
Consider preparing a kit for your car, boat and RV or camper. In addition to the items listed above, a vehicle kit should also include these items: