At a minimum, you should have the basic supplies listed below:

Water: one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)

  1. Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home).
  2. Flashlight 
  3. Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
  4. Extra batteries (Similar item available in the Red Cross Store)
  5. Deluxe family first aid kit
  6. Medications (7-day supply) and medical items
  7. Multi-purpose tool
  8. Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  9. Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
  10. Cell phone with chargers (Similar item available in the Red Cross Store)
  11. Family and emergency contact information
  12. Extra cash
  13. Emergency blanket
  14. Map(s) of the area

 Consider the needs of all family members and add supplies to your kit:

  • Medical supplies (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc)
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
  • Games and activities for children
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
  • Two-way radios
  • Extra set of car keys and house keys
  • Manual can opener

 Additional supplies to keep at home or in your survival kit based on the types of disasters common to your area:

  • Whistle
  • N95 or surgical masks
  • Matches
  • Rain gear
  • Towels
  • Work gloves
  • Tools/supplies for securing your home
  • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Duct tape
  • Scissors
  • Household liquid bleach
  • Entertainment items
  • Blankets or sleeping bags

Source:  American Red Cross