Creating a Natural Disaster Supplies Kit

This week we’re continuing our blog series on preparing for hurricanes, tornadoes and other natural disasters.  Having an emergency supplies kit in your home and vehicle is a must!  You can use the list below from Contractor Connection to start building your own kit today.

Home Emergency Supplies Kit

• A three-day supply of water (one gallon per person, per day) and food that won’t spoil. Include a manual can opener, and any pet food and supplies you might need.

• one change of clothing and footwear per person, and one blanket or sleeping bag per person

• a first aid kit that includes prescription medications • emergency tools including a battery-powered radio, flashlight, plenty of extra batteries, and a utility knife

• an extra set of car keys and a credit card, cash, or traveler’s checks

• personal care supplies (toilet paper, soap, toothbrush, etc.) • any special items or equipment for infants, or for older or disabled family members (formula, diapers, denture or eye care supplies, etc.)

• an extra pair of eyeglasses

• important family documents in a waterproof container

Car Emergency Supplies Kit

• battery-powered radio, flashlight, and extra batteries

• blanket

• booster cables

• fire extinguisher (5 lb., A-B-C type)

• first aid kit and manual

• bottled water and non-perishable, high-energy foods like granola bars and raisins

• maps, shovel, and flares

• tire repair kit and pump