Emergency Supplies

  • 3-day supply of water (1 gallon per person, per day).
  • Fever medicines (acetaminophen or ibuprofen). No aspirin for children because of Reye’s syndrome.
  • 14-day supply of prescription medications.
  • 10-day supply of antiviral prescription medication.
  • Vitamins.
  • Thermometer and extra batteries for digital ones.
  • Anti-diarrheal medication.
  • Medicine dropper.
  • Cough suppressants.
  • Surgical or HEPA mask (N95 and N100 respirators).
  • Latex or non-latex gloves.
  • Cleaning agents, soap, and hand soap.
  • Liquid hand sanitizer (60-95% alcohol-based).
  • Household liquid chlorine bleach. (No scented, color safe, or added cleaner.)
  • Other disinfectants.
  • Paper tissues.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Feminine and other hygiene products.
  • Toothpaste and denture solution.
  • Extra shaving supplies.
  • Manual can opener.
  • Extra durable medical equipment supplies.
  • Plastic bags.
  • Flashlight with extra batteries (No candles).
  • Portable radio with extra batteries or crank radio.
  • Matches in waterproof container.
  • Whistle (to attract emergency personnel).
  • Pack of cards/small entertainment options.
  • Duct tape.
  • Cash and coins (ATMs may not be accessible).
  • Sturdy shoes.


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