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Disaster Supply Checklist

Top Priorities

  • Battery-powered radio with batteries
  • Flashlights or battery-powered lantern with 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.

Last Updated on Monday, 15 September 2014 18:23