Water — At least two liters of water per person per day; include small bottles that can be carried easily in case of an evacuation order. This is the minimal amount for drinking and basic hygiene, if you want to wash yourself and clothing a larger source of water may be required. You may also want to consider a water filtration system as a back up to stored water.

Food that won’t spoil, such as canned food, energy bars and dried foods (replace food and water once a year) Remember that dried food requires water to prepare it so make sure you factor this into your water storage. As well many of these foods require a cooking source.

Manual can opener, eating utensils and plates are always helpful

Crank or battery-powered flashlight (and extra batteries)

Crank or battery-powered radio (and extra batteries)

First aid kit, a full trauma kit is best as you may be cut of for extended periods of time.

Extra keys to your car and house

Some cash in smaller bills, such as $10 bills and change for payphones

A copy of your emergency plan and contact information

If applicable, other items such as prescription medication, infant formula, equipment for people with disabilities, or food, water and medication for your pets or service animal (personalize according to your needs)

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