Boone County EMA

Disaster Supplies Kit

 

One way to prepare ahead of time for a disaster is to assemble a family disaster supplies kit. Being prepared means having your own food, water and supplies to last for at least 72 hours. This list should contain six basics – water, food, first aid supplies, clothing and bedding, tools and special items. Consider two kits.  In one put everything you will need to stay where you are or shelter in place in a large covered trash can, bucket or plastic tote.  The other should be an easy to carry smaller container you can take with you during an evacuation like a camping backpack or duffel bag.

 

Make the kit your own and include enough supplies for all household members including pets.

 

Store your kit in a convenient and secure place known to all.  Keep the contents in air-tight plastic bags placed in a duffle bag or plastic tote. Stored water and food should be rotated every six months. Reevaluate your kit and needs at least once a year and replace batteries, update clothing, etc.

 

Recommended Items to Include in a Basic Emergency Kit:

 

  • Water one gallon per person per day for a minimum of 3 days.

  • Food at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food.  Don’t forget a can opener. 

  • Battery-powered radio and extra batteries

  • Flashlight and extra batteries

  • First aid kit

  • Whistle to signal for help

  • Work gloves

  • Filter mask or cotton t-shirt, to help filter the air

  • Moist towelettes for sanitation

  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

  • Plastic Sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place

  • Garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation

  • Unique family needs such as daily prescription medications, infant formula/diapers and important family documents

For more information on emergency preparedness and disaster supplies kit visit: https://www.ready.gov/kit

 

https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/survival-kit-supplies.html

 

Mike Martin

Director

1905 Indianapolis Ave

Lebanon, IN 46052

765-483-4428wmartin@co.boone.in.us

Office Hours

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