An emergency can occur very quickly and without warning. What would you do if you had to evacuate your home?
What if your home lost electricity, water, telephone and gas services?
By preparing for the unexpected, your family can better cope with an emergency.
Having a family emergency plan in place and practicing the plan can save time and help to minimize a stressful/scary situation. It is important that an Emergency Supply Kit is maintained as this will save time if your family has to evacuate. An Emergency Supply Kit may be plastic containers with lids, backpacks, or duffel bags. Depending on your family needs, the following items are suggested:
Emergency Supply Kit
- Water: 3 day supply, renewed every 6 months.
- Food: 3 day supply, rotated every 6 months.
Canned fruit, meat, vegetables, juice, beverages and soup. Peanut butter, crackers, trail-mix, granola bars. Comfort foods – cookies, lollipops, tea bags, instant coffee.
- Prescription medications
- Special items: Eye glasses, contact lens and cleaner.
- Paper products: Toilet paper, cups, plates, plastic utensils,
- Clothing – extra clothing
- First Aid kit
- Aspirin or non-aspirin
- Moistened towelettes/Wet Wipes
- Battery operated radio
- Travel Clock
- Extra batteries ( for: radio, flashlight)
- Blankets/sleeping bags
- Games – cards, travel games, books, writing paper and pens
- Family documents (photo copies)
Below is a link to a PDF version of the above list that you can print out for your own use.
Emergency Evacuation Kit for RIVERWIND Residents
Emergency Information Links
Federal Emergency Management Agency