Emergency Supplies

Sanitation Supplies

  • Large plastic trash bags for trash, waste, and water protection
  • Large trash can
  • Bar soap and liquid detergent
  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste/toothbrushes
  • Feminine and infant supplies
  • Toilet paper
  • Household liquid bleach to purify water
  • Eyedropper to measure bleach
  • Newspaper to wrap garbage and waste
  • Pre-moistened towelettes

Safety and Comfort

  • Heavy gloves for cleaning up debris
  • Sturdy shoes (keep pair by bed)
  • Matches (for campstove) kept in waterproof, child-resistant container
  • Garden hose with shut off nozzle for fire fighting
  • Tent and tarps
  • Clothes to protect from cold and rain
  • Cooking
  • Barbecue and/or camp stove
  • Fuel for cooking
  • Pots and heavy duty aluminum foil
  • Paper plates and cups
  • Plastic spoons, knives and forks
  • Paper towels
  • Cooking utensils

Tools and Supplies

  • Crescent wrench, 12” or longer (store one near natural gas meter in waterproof container)
  • Axe, shovel, pry bar, broom
  • Screw drivers, pliers, hammer
  • Coil of 1/2” nylon rope - 50 feet
  • Duct tape and plastic sheeting
  • Pocket knife and staple gun
  • Pen and paper
  • Map of local area to locate emergency services such as Red Cross shelters
  • Roll of quarters for pay phone