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Assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit.  A disaster supply kit should include be easily accessible, moveable and contain enough supplies to last your family for a minimum of 3 days.  At a minimum, your kit should include:

 Emergency Kit

Assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit. A disaster supply kit should include be easily accessible, moveable and contain enough supplies to last your family for a minimum of 3 days.  At a minimum, your kit should include:

-Water, 1 gallon per person per day
-Non Perishable Foods
-First Aid Kit, including any prescription drugs Clothing, include at least one change of clothing and footwear per person
-Flashlight & Extra Batteries
-Portable Radio/Television/Weather Radio with Extra Batteries
-Sanitation Items, including personal hygiene items, moist towlettes and toilet paper
-Waterproof Matches or Matches in Waterproof Container
-Whistle
-Blankets/Sleeping Bags
-Kitchen Accessories & Cooking Utensils
-Photocopies of Identification and Credit Cards
-Cash & Coins
-Tools,  fire extinguisher, wrench, signal flare, duct tape, plastic sheeting
-Flash Light/Glow
-Sticks Special Items, such as baby needs, pet supplies, extra glasses or contacts, hearing aid & batteries, local maps, etc.
-Remember to include coloring books, cards, games, etc. to help pass time.

Additional Items to Consider Adding to an Emergency Supply Kit:

-Prescription medications and glasses
-Infant formula and diapers
-Pet food and extra water for your pet
-Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container
-Cash or traveler’s checks and change
-Emergency reference material such as a first aid book or information from www.ready.gov
-Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person. Consider additional bedding if you live in a cold-weather climate.
-Complete change of clothing including a long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes. Consider additional clothing if you live in a cold-weather climate. 
-Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper – When diluted nine parts water to one part bleach, bleach can be used as a disinfectant. Or in an emergency, you can use it to treat water by using 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water. Do not use scented, color safe or bleaches with added cleaners.
-Fire Extinguisher
-Matches in a waterproof container
-Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
-Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils, paper towels
-Paper and pencil Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children.

More information is available at www.ready.gov, www.fema.gov, and www.redcross.org.