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Emergency Supplies Checklist

While none of us expect to be caught in an emergency or disaster situation while on vacation, it can happen.  The following information is provided as a courtesy on behalf of our local first responders and in no way is meant to imply any such event will happen.  

Can You Go It Alone for Three Days, Let Alone a Week or More in Our Remote Area?

The first hours after a major emergency or disaster are critical. Electricity, gas, water, and telephones may not be working. In addition, public safety services such as police and fire departments will be busy handling serious crises. You should be prepared to be self-sufficient — able to live without running water, electricity and/or gas, and telephones — for at least a week or longer following a major emergency. To do so, keep on hand in a central location the following:


  •  Water—1 gallon per person per day (a week’s supply of water is preferable)

  •  Water purification kit

  •  First aid kit,freshly stocked

  •  First aid book

  •  Food

  •  Can opener (non-electric)

  •  Blankets or sleeping bags

  •  Portable radio, flashlight and spare batteries

  •  Essential medications

  •  Extra pair of eye glasses

  •  Extra pair of house and car keys

  •  Fire extinguisher—A-B-C type

  •  Food,water and restraint (leash or carrier) for pets

  •  Cash and change

  •  Baby supplies: formula, bottle, pacifier, soap and baby powder, clothing, blankets, baby wipes, disposable diapers, canned food and juices.


Sanitation Supplies 

  •  Large plastic trash bags for waste; tarps and rain ponchos

  •  Large trash cans

  •  Bar soap and liquid detergent

  •  Shampoo

  •  Toothpaste and toothbrushes

  •  Feminine hygiene supplies

  •  Toiletpaper

  •  Household bleach


Safety and Comfort: 

  •  Sturdy shoes

  •  Heavy gloves for clearing debris

  •  Candles and matches

  •  Lightsticks

  •  Change of clothing

  •  Knife or razor blades

  •  Garden hose for siphoning and firefighting

  •  Tent

  •  Communication kit: paper, pens, stamps


  •  Plastic knives, forks, spoons

  •  Paper plates and cups

  •  Paper towels

  •  Heavy-duty aluminum foil

  •  Camping stove for outdoor cooking (caution:before using fire to cook, make sure there are no gas leaks; never use charcoal indoors)


Tools and Supplies: 

  •  Axe, shovel, broom

  •  Adjustable wrench for turning off gas

  •  Tool kit including a screwdriver, pliers and a hammer

  •  Coil of 1⁄2“ rope

  •  Plastic tape, staple gun and sheeting for window replacement

  •  Bicycle

  •  Regional map

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