Planning & Preparedness
Every household should pack a Go Bag - a collection of items you may need in the event of an emergency. A Go Bag should be packed in a sturdy, easy-to-carry container such as a backpack or suitcase on wheels. A Go Bag should be easily accessible if you have to leave your home in a hurry. Make sure it is ready to go at all times of the year.
Store your supplies in airtight plastic bags if possible!
- Water; one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days for drinking and sanitation.
- Food; at least a three day supply of non-perishable food. Don't forget a can opener for canned food.
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone, alert and extra batteries for both.
- Flashlight and extra batteries.
- First-Aid Kit
- Dust Mask; to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place.
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation.
- Child care supplies or other special care items.
- List of medications each member of household takes, why they take them, and their dosages. If you store extra medication in your Go Bag, be sure to regularly replace items that can expire.
- Contact and meeting information for your household