You might not need the items in the kit while you are evacuating, but you might need them when you return home. Plan on enough supplies for at least one week.

Personal needs

Water: one gallon per person for 3-7 days (plastic containers preferred)

Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food for 3-7 days

Snack items

Manual can opener

Medications for all family members

Medical equipment if needed (cane, walker, CPAP machine, oxygen)

Infant, elderly needs

Personal hygiene needs (toothbrush, toothpaste, moist wipes, hand sanitizer, shampoo, diapers, sanitary supplies)

First-aid kit, sunscreen, bug spray

Plates, cups, utensils, paper towels

Clothing for at least three days

Outer wear, rain gear, sturdy shoes

Pet needs

Food, water, bowls,

Tags, documents, leashes, carriers

Litter and litter box


Important papers and items

Cash, checkbook, credit cards

Vital records in a fire- and waterproof container

Deeds, insurance policies, medical records, legal documents, stocks and bonds, recent tax returns

Social Security cards, birth and marriage certificates

Passports, immigration documents

Spare keys for house, car, storage

Other items

Battery-powered radio, flashlights, batteries

Mobile phone and other electronic devices, and chargers

Camera and batteries(for photos of damage)

Pillows, blankets

Books, games, toys