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My Disaster Supply Checklist

Disaster Supply Checklist


Top Priorities
___ Battery-powered radio w/ batteries
___ Flashlights or battery-powered lantern w/ batteries
___ Water to last three days, at least one gallon per person per day

High Priorities
___ Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable items (canned meats, canned fruits and vegetables, dried fruits and nuts, cookies, candy)
___ Manual can opener
___ First aid supplies (sterile gauze and bandages, safety pins, tweezers, a needle, scissors, antiseptic ointment, petroleum jelly and sunscreen)
___ A watertight, portable container for important papers.

Other Supplies
___ Blankets
___ Prescription medications (if you take them)
___ Infant formula, diapers and wipes (for those with babies)
___ Pet supplies
___ Non-prescription drugs (pain relievers, antacids, antidiarrheals, etc.)
___ Toilet paper
___ Paper towels
___ Bleach (16 drops of bleach will disinfect a gallon of water)
___ Disinfectant
___ Personal hygiene supplies
___ Feminine supplies
___ Plastic sheeting and duct tape
___ Dust mask
___ Garbage bags
___ Signal flare
___ Whistle
___ Matches in a waterproof container
___ Jumper cables
___ Tire chains or traction mats
___ Maps
___ Toys and games for kids

A 7-Week Plan

You may want to consider this plan, developed by Baltimore County, for building a complete preparedness kit by purchasing a few items every week for seven weeks (external site).

For more information:
Laura Van Wert, lvanwert@baltometro.org or 410-732-9564.

Links to other sites:

Readiness tips from the Department of Homeland Security

Get Prepared
What you need to know today from the American Red Cross

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 15:46