Stock An Emergency Kit to Ready Yourself and Your family for a Crisis

Use this list as a starting point in stocking an emergency kit. Gather and store them in a watertight container in a spot you can get to in a hurry.

Flashlight with extra set of batteries and extra bulbs

Battery-operated radio or hand-held television

Some cash or traveler's checks

Extra set of car keys

First Aid kit including any prescription drugs

Food and water for 3 days

Non-electric can opener

Change of clothes for each family member

Disposable camera and film to document damage

Critical items needed for infants or elderly family members

Copies of all vital records including insurance policies, family records and social security cards.

Food or special supplies for the family pet.