Emergency Supply Kit

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Emergency supplies should be adequate to sustain your household for a minimum of three to five days.  A 10-day supply of water, food, and medicine is highly recommended.  Remember, whether you are sheltering at home or at a public shelter, you must have adequate supplies.

FOOD ITEMS

SUPPLIES TO LAST AT LEAST THREE DAYS PER PERSON.

  • Bread: Crackers, pretzels, melba toast, rice cakes, cereal, nutritional bars
  • Meat: Canned tuna, chicken/turkey, beans, peanut butter and beef jerky
  • Milk: Shelf stable milk, powdered milk, boxed pudding, nutrition drinks
  • Vegetable: Canned vegetables, soups of all types, canned three-bean salad
  • Fruit: Canned fruit, applesauce, dried fruits and 100% fruit juice
  • Snacks: Trail mix, granola bars, cookies, hard candy, instant coffee

DRINKING WATER

At least one gallon per person, per day is needed, for approximately three to five days.  Extra water is needed for food preparation and personal hygiene.

IMPORTANT PAPERS

Personal identification, birth certificates, medical cards, property/vehicle insurance policies, school records, printed copies of the Home Damage Assessment photos to report any property damage or flooding to Broward County after the storm.

ADDITIONAL SUPPLIES TO HAVE IN STOCK

  • Be sure to have necessary items for infants, toddlers and elderly
  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • Manual can opener
  • Coolers for ice and food
  • Charcoal, sterno or propane for grill or camp stove
  • Disposable paper goods, plastic utensils, garbage bags and resealable plastic bags
  • Tool kit, including duct tape, gloves, saw, tarp, rope & other small tools.
  • Garbage bags, broom, etc.
  • Pet supplies for 3 – 5 days
  • Clothing and blankets, including rain gear and closed shoes
  • Portable AM/FM radio – battery operated or hand crank
    Look for a NOAA Weather Radio with Public AlertTM or NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio logo to ensure it meets the recommended technical standards and comes with featueres such as emergency tone alerts, Specific Alert Message Encoding (SAME), etc.
  • Hard-line telephone with jack (not cordless)
  • First aid kit and prescription medicines (minimum 2-week supply)
  • Mosquito repellent, sunscreen
  • Cash and fuel for vehicles and generators
  • Reading materials and non-electric games
  • Safety/Tools: Set of tools, trash bags, soap, tarp, rope, broom, pen and paper saw, duct
  • Fire extinguisher (ABC type) 
  • Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors should be installed in your home.  Test all detectors prior to hurricane season.
  • Foldable ladder for second story escape, (if applicable) 
  • Don't forget keys to the house and vehicles