Weather Safety: Emergency Checklist

A detailed list of items for emergency situations is listed below or download a printable copy of the emergency checklist. Be ready for a weather emergency in advance and put together a basic survival kit.

Food Items

  • Bottled drinking water
  • Bread
  • Crackers
  • Cookies, snacks
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned meat, fish
  • Apples, bananas
  • Dried fruit
  • Canned/boxed beverages
  • Fruit drinks
  • Peanut butter

Non-Food Items

  • Ice
  • Coolers
  • Plastic forks and cups
  • Napkins
  • Can opener (non-electric)
  • Batteries for flashlights and radio
  • Plastic trash bags
  • Charcoal
  • Water purifying tablets
  • Flashlights
  • Candles and matches
  • Clothing and bedding
  • Extra socks and underwear
  • Pillows
  • Sleeping bag and blankets
  • Washcloth and towel for each person
  • Soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Shaving kit
  • Contact lens solution
  • Hair care items and mirror
  • Dentures
  • Sanitary napkins and tampons
  • Paper towels, toilet paper
  • Hearing aid batteries
  • Watch or clock
  • Portable radio with fresh batteries
  • Chlorine tablets
  • Spare pair of eyeglasses
  • Cash
  • Prescription medicines
  • Important papers (drivers licenses, insurance policies, social security cards)
  • Toolbox with hammer, nails, screws, screwdrivers and wrenches (to use after the storm to make your home livable again)
  • Cell phone (take an extra battery or a means to power or charge it)
  • A list of people to contact for emergencies

First Aid Kit

  • Keep contents of first aid kit in a waterproof metal or plastic box.
  • Prescription medicines (four-week supply)
  • Bandages and Band-Aids
  • Antiseptic
  • Adhesive tape rolls
  • Aspirin
  • Insect repellent
  • First aid handbook
  • Scissors
  • Antibacterial soap
  • Safety pins
  • Thermometer
  • Needle (for splinters)

Items for Infants

  • Small toys — include favorite stuffed animals
  • Clothes
  • Diapers and baby wipes
  • Milk or formula
  • Powders, creams or ointments
  • Bottles and nipples
  • Baby food
  • Sheets, blankets, rubber pads
  • Portable crib
  • Plastic bags
  • Pacifiers

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