Emergency Preparedness

Whether you stay or go, be prepared for emergencies
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Items to Pack If You Have to Leave Your Home

  1. Cash
  2. Clothing – try to pack in plastic bags so they stay dry
  3. Food and water if you have to drive somewhere
  4. Cell phone with charger and backup battery
  5. Prescription and nonprescription medications
  6. Diaper bag for baby
  7. Toys and books for children
  8. Pets and their supplies. Water, leashes and harnesses.
  9. Important documents, copies of insurance policies, ID cards – All in plastic bags to stay dry.
  10. First-Aid Kit
  11. Whistle or horn to signal for help

If You Are Sheltering In Place

  1. Water – at least (1) one gallon daily per person for (3) three to (7) seven days.
    Fill bath tubs with water for other purposes.
  2. Food – for at least (3) three to (7) seven days. Nonperishable packaged, canned food and juices. Food for infants or the elderly, snack food, paper plates / plastic utensils.
  3. Make sure you have a full tank of gas in your car and cans for your generator.
  4. Pet care items
  5. Flashlights and batteries. Portable radio and spare batteries.