• Water. One gallon per person, per day — prepare for a minimum of three days.
  • Battery-operated television or radio.
  • Extra batteries
  • Manual can opener
  • Local maps
  • Flashlights and waterproof matches
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
  • Toilet paper
  • Baby supplies
  • Cash (ATMs may not work after the storm)
  • Rain gear/hat
  • Bleach or water-purification tablets
  • Soap and detergent
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation.
  • Charcoal/lighter fluid or portable camping stove
  • Disposable plates, glasses and utensils
  • Ice chest and ice
  • Valuable papers — insurance information, passports, Social Security cards, bank account and credit card numbers, wills, deeds, etc. — or copies, in a waterproof bag
  • Prescription and other necessary medicines
  • Blankets, tarp and masking tape
  • Dust mask to filter contaminated air, plastic sheeting and duct tape.
  • Three day’s worth of clothing, sleeping bags
  • First-aid kit: aspirin or pain reliever, anti-diarrhea medication scissors, tweezers, bug spray
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  • Fire extinguisher — ABC type
  • Extra pair of eyeglasses
  • Extra house, car keys
  • Tools: Shut-off wrench, pliers
  • Needles, thread
  • Whistle
  • Signal flare
  • Games, books for entertainment
  • Pet care: leashes, pet carriers, food
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
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