Emergency Supplies Check List
- Cash (including coins)
*¥10 and ¥100 coins for payphones
- Spare house and car keys
- Spare eyeglasses, contact lenses, etc.
- Bank account number, life insurance contract number, etc.
- Health insurance card
- Proof of ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.)
- Personal seal
- Mother-child health notebook
Tools for gathering information
- Mobile phone (with charger)
- Portable radio (with extra batteries)
- Photos of family members (to help find them if separated)
- Emergency contact information for family, relatives and acquaintances
- Large map of evacuation areas (or pocket map)
- Writing implements
Food and drink
- Emergency food
- Potable water
- Disaster hoods or helmets
- Flashlight (with extra batteries)
- Whistle or buzzer (to let others know where you are)
- Multi-tool utility knife
- Disposable heat packs
- Surgical masks
- Plastic bags
- Aluminum space blanket
- Cotton or leather work gloves
- Matches or lighter
- Water storage bag
- Rain gear (raincoats, boots, etc.)
- Plastic tarp
- Portable toilet
Hygiene and health supplies
- First-aid kit
- Household medicines, medications anyone in the family needs, medication notebook
- Toilet paper
- Change of clothes (including underwear)
- Wet sheets
- Disposable diapers (for infants or seniors)
- Menstrual sanitary products
- Powdered milk/baby formula (or other items that infants may need)
- Anything else you absolutely need in your daily life
- Pack your emergency kit in a bag that leaves both hands free, such as a backpack.
- Keep the kit light and compact enough that it will not impede getting to safety.
- Select items to include based on the needs of you and your family.
- Prioritize the preparation of the things that you need most.
- Periodically check the kit’s contents.
Reference: “Emergency Kit and Supplies Checklist,” Japanese Red Cross Tokyo Metropolitan Chapter