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Three Day Emergency Supply Checklist

preparedness.pngIn case of an emergency, the items on this list will help meet your family's needs for three days. A smaller version of this kit should be stored in the trunk of your car. The items should be kept in sturdy, easy-to-carry containers such as backpacks, duffel bags, or sealable plastic containers (like trash containers or storage bins).
  • One gallon of water per person per day (water supplies should be replaced every three months).
  • Food that won't spoil (food supplies should be replaced every six months). 
  • One change of clothing, sturdy shoes, a rain poncho, and one blanket or sleeping bag per person. 
  • A first aid kit that includes your family's prescription medications (replace as directed). 
  • An extra pair of glasses. 
  • A credit card, cash, and coin change (ATM machines will not work during a power outage). 
  • An extra set of car keys.
  • Paper, pens, and stamps.
  • A city map.
  • A battery-powered radio.
  • A flashlight.
  • Extra batteries of all sizes.
  • A whistle.
  • Heavy gloves.
  • A knife or razor blades.
  • Light sticks.
  • An ABC-type fire extinguisher approved for use on regular and electric fires.
  • A water-purification kit or household bleach.
  • An ax.
  • A shovel.
  • A broom.
  • A tool kit (including a screwdriver, pliers, a hammer, and an adjustable wrench for turning off the gas main).
  • A coil of 1/2" rope. Large plastic trash bags. 
  • Tarps.
  • Soap, detergent, and shampoo.
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes.
  • Feminine hygiene supplies.
  • Toilet paper.
  • A non-electric can opener.
  • Plastic utensils, paper plates, cups.
  • Paper towels.
  • A cooking stove, aluminum foil, and at least one small pan.
  • Pet supplies: leashes, food, and water.
  • Special items for infant, elderly, or disabled family members.

Keep important family documents in an easy-to-access waterproof and fireproof container. Put copies of vital records in a safe deposit box. Consider photographing or videotaping all valuables and keeping those records in the safe deposit box as well.

For more information visit the American Red Cross.

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