How to Prepare a 72-Hour All-Emergency Kit

This kit will ensure that you are safe and self-sufficient in any emergency situation including flooding.

Printable Checklist (from Ready.Gov)

  • 3 gallons of water per person (one gallon/person/day), rotate every 6 months
  • 3 day supply on non-perishable food, rotate as necessary
  • Can opener for canned food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and extra batteries, as well as a cell phone with charger
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust masks to help filter contaminated air
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Local maps and copies of important personal documents
  • Other critical items, such as prescription meds, infant formulas/diapers, etc. may be considered - this list focuses on maintaining basic needs and essentials. For further information and kit expansion ideas, please visit Ready.Gov.

Long Term Budget Planning Kit

For emergencies, it is important to have necessary supplies. It is recommended to purchase all needed items for supplies and a 72 Hour Kit at once, the below list provides a way that it may be put together on a budget. It provides suggestions for family planning and hazard preparedness.