Storm Kit Checklist

June 2023

Having a Storm Kit is Essential

A family storm kit is essential in planning for a disaster. At a minimum, your storm kit should include the following items:

  • Water (1 gallon per person per day for 7 days)
  • Nonperishable food
  • First-aid kit
  • At least a 2-week supply of medication and medical supplies used regularly
  • Specialty items for infants, small children, the elderly and those family members with a disability
  • Seasonal or rain gear and sturdy shoes or boots
  • Clothing
  • Vehicle — Make sure tank is filled with gasoline.

Special Needs Items

  • At least a 7-day supply of nonperishable, pack- aged or canned food and beverages, snack foods, juices, baby food and any special dietary needs
  • Flashlight — Do not use candles and be sure to have enough batteries.
  • Battery-operated or hand-cranked NOAA weather radio
  • Cash — Banks and ATMs may not be available after a storm.
  • Bank account and credit card numbers
  • Insurance cards
  • Medical records
  • Other personal documents
  • Nonelectric can opener
  • Paper plates
  • Napkins
  • Plastic cups
  • Utensils
  • Set of car, house and office keys
  • Items should be kept in a waterproof container.
  • Important phone numbers including family, friends, county emergency management, doctors, banks, schools, veterinarian and SVEC’s outage reporting number, (800) 752-0025.

Pet Care Items

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