Be Red Cross Ready: Step 1 Get a Kit

Disasters can happen anywhere and come without warning. These three steps can help you be prepared: Get a Kit, Make a Plan, and Be Informed.
Get a Kit
It is important to keep an emergency kit in your home with the essential supplies you and your family may need in case of a disaster or any other emergency. Make sure that the kit is easy to carry in case you must evacuate your home. Here are some basic supplies to start your kit:
  • Water: One gallon per person, per day ( 3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
  • Food: non-parishable ( 3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered radio
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Medications (7-day supply)
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/ lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Extra cash
  • Emergency blanket
  • Map(s) of the area
You may also want to add other items to your kit based on your family members’ needs like specific medical supplies, baby supplies or pet supplies.
For the complete list of suggested supplies visit here.
Stay tuned for the next two steps you can take to be Red Cross Ready.  
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Be Red Cross Ready: Step 1 Get a Kit

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