Disaster Kit

Critical Supplies
  • A 3 day supply of water (1 gallon per person per day) and food that won’t spoil
  • One change of clothing and footwear per person
  • One blanket or sleeping bag per person
  • A first aid kit, including at least a week of any prescription medicines
  • Emergency tools, including a battery-powered NOAA Weather Radio and a portable radio, flashlight, and plenty of extra batteries
  • An extra set of car keys and a credit card or cash
  • Special needs items for infant, elderly, or disabled family members
Being Prepared
  • Check the weather forecast before leaving for extended periods outdoors. Watch for signs of approaching storms.
  • Listen to radio and television for weather information.
  • If severe weather threatens, check on people who are elderly, very young, or physically or mentally disabled.
  • Develop a plan for you and your family at home, work, school, and when outdoors.
  • Identify a safe place to take shelter. Information on how to build a Safe Room in your home or school is available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
  • Have frequent drills for your family’s emergency plan, discuss it often and refresh your supplies regularly.
  • Know the county / parish in which you live or visit. The National Weather Service issues severe weather warnings on a county or parish basis. Keep a highway map nearby to follow storm movement from weather bulletins.
  • Have a NOAA Weather Radio with a warning alarm tone and battery back-up to receive warnings.
Information About Natural Disasters
Disaster Facts