Disaster Supply Checklist

June 2021

A Family Disaster Supply Kit is essential in planning for a disaster.

Your Disaster Supply Kit should include the following items.

  • Water (1 gallon per person per day for 7 days)
  • Non-perishable food
  • Sterile gauze pads
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • NOAA weather radio
  • First aid kit
  • At least two weeks supply of medication, medical supplies used regularly and a list of allergies
  • Information about where you receive medication, the name of the drug, and dosage
  • Medical records and primary care physician contact information
  • List of the style, serial number, and manufacturer information of needed medical devices
  • Service animal I.D., veterinary records, and proof of ownership
  • Supplies for your service animal
  • Special needs items
    Be sure to include specialty items for infants, small children, the elderly, and those family members with a disability.
  • Clothing
    Include seasonal or rain gear and sturdy shoes or boots.
  • Vehicle
    Keep your motor vehicle tanks filled with gasoline.

First Aid Kit

  • First Aid Manual
  • Sterile adhesive bandages of different sizes
  • Sterile gauze pads
  • Hypoallergenic adhesive tape
  • Triangular bandages
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Sewing needle
  • Moistened towelettes
  • Antiseptic
  • Thermometer
  • Tube of petroleum jelly
  • Safety pins
  • Soap
  • Latex gloves
  • Sunscreen
  • Aspirin or other pain relievers
  • Anti-diarrhea medicine
  • Antacid
  • Laxative
  • Activated charcoal

Special needs items

Enough for at least up to seven days, non-perishable packaged or canned food and beverages, snack foods, juices, baby food, and any special dietary needs.

  • Non-electric can opener
  • Paper plates
  • Napkins
  • Plastic cups
  • Utensils
  • Flashlight
    Do not use candles and be sure to have enough batteries.
  • Radio
    Battery operated or hand-cranked radio, an NOAA weather radio
  • Cash
    Banks and ATMs may not be available after a storm.

Important Documents

  • Insurance cards
  • Medical records
  • Bank numbers
  • Credit card numbers
  • Copy of social security card
  • Copies of birth and/or marriage certificates
  • Other personal documents
  • Set of car, house, and office keys
    Items should be kept in a waterproof container
  • Important phone numbers
    Maintain a list of important phone numbers including county emergency management office, evacuation sites, doctors, banks, schools, veterinarian, and a number for out of town contact.

Pet Care Items

  • Pet food and water
  • Proper identification
  • Medical records
  • A carrier or cage
  • Muzzle and leash
  • Water and food bowls
  • Medications

Disaster Supply Kit Checklist (PDF)