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Office of Emergency Management

Get A Kit


An emergency kit is all that separates you from being completely helpless after a disaster.   
There are personal kits, household kits, and pet kits.  A personal disaster kit should contain any immediate personal hygiene or medical needs. Household kits usually contain items to make any environment livable or comfortable.  The pet supply kit is Fido or Fefe’s life line, food and leashes are a good start. 

Personal Disaster Supplies Kits

  • Medications, prescriptions list, copy of medical card, doctor’s name and contact information
  • Feminine hygiene needs
  • Spare eyeglasses or contact lenses and cleaning solution
  • Whistle (to alert rescuers to your location)
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Comfortable, warm clothing including extra socks
  • Emergency cash (small bills and coins)
  • A battery powered charger or a hand-crank charger for your mobile devices.

Household Disaster Supplies Kit

  • Flashlight with extra batteries / hand crank flashlight
  • Wrenches to turn off gas and water supplies
  • Sturdy work gloves and protective goggles
  • Heavy duty plastic bags and sealable plastic bags
  • Portable radio with extra batteries / hand crank radio
  • Drinking water (minimum one gallon per person, per day)
  • Canned and packaged foods
  • Manual can opener
  • First aid kit and handbook
  • Charcoal or gas grill for outdoor cooking and matches if needed
  • Cooking utensils
  • Blankets or sleeping bags, and perhaps even a tent
  • Copies of vital documents such as insurance policies 

Pet Disaster Supplies Kit

  • Pet specific carrier
  • Sturdy leashes and/or harnesses
  • Current photos of your pets in case they get lost
  • Food, potable water, bowls, cat litter/pan, and manual can opener
  • Information on feeding schedules, medical conditions, behavior problems, and the name and number of your veterinarian in case you have to foster or board your pets.
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