During an emergency, grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations and banks may not be available. When individuals are equipped with the right supplies, and are prepared for disruption, it helps reduce the personal emergencies that occur during extended disruptions.
The right supplies can help you and your family (including your pets) stay safe, warm and comfortable when disruptions occur. Your supplies should meet the needs of you and your household for a minimum of three days. Focus on supplies to keep you safe first, then concentrate on items for your comfort.
Checklists for your home, vehicle, pets, animals and livestock:
BE PREPARED TIP: If gathering supplies feels like a big task, start by making a list. Put your list in a central location and make sure everyone knows where to find it. This helps you respond quickly during times of stress and keeps you on track so you don't forget the essential items you can't live without.