Making a Disaster Supply Kit - Carolina Country

Making a Disaster Supply Kit

Recommendations from the American Red Cross

Making a Disaster Supply Kit

When storms are forecast, you can better prepare yourself and your family with this list, provided by the American Red Cross. Other tips for making ready include: Have enough disaster supplies for 2 weeks ready. Keep items in airtight plastic bags. Replace stored food and water every six months. Rethink your kit and family needs at least once a year. (Replace batteries, update clothes, etc.) Ask your physician or pharmacist about storing prescription medications. Read on to see a full list of items for your own disaster supply kit. 

Disaster Supply Kit

  • Emergency food & drinking water
  • At least one change of clothes
  • Baby food, diapers & formula
  • Batteries
  • Bleach (without lemon or additives)
  • Books, magazines, cards & games
  • Butane lighters
  • Cash & credit cards
  • Camera & film
  • Car keys
  • Charcoal & lighter fluid
  • Clock (non-electric)
  • Cooler (with ice)
  • Duct & masking tape
  • Extension cords
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First Aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Grill or camp stove
  • Lantern with extra fuel
  • Heavy plastic (for roof if damaged)
  • Manual can opener
  • Matches
  • Medicines, glasses or contact lens supplies
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Personal identification
  • Pet food
  • Phone numbers of places you could go.
  • Plastic trash bags
  • Radio (battery-operated) or TV
  • Rope (100 ft.)
  • Sleeping bags, pillows & blankets
  • Soap & shampoo
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Toilet paper & towelettes
  • Tool kit including hammer, crowbar, nails, saw, gloves, etc.
  • Water purification tablets

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