Emergency Supplies Check List
- Cash (including coins)
- Spare house and car keys
- Personal seal
- Bank account number, life insurance contract number
- Health insurance card, proof of ID, mother-child health notebook, disabled person’s health notebook
Tools for gathering information
- Mobile phone 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, scissors
Food and drink
- Emergency food (ready-to-eat packaged foods), candy
- Water bottle with cup
- Drinks (bottled water, etc.)
- 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 (in winter)
- Cooling sheets, handheld fan (in summer)
- Spare glasses, contact lenses, etc.
- Aluminum space blanket
- Cotton or leather work gloves
- Earplugs, eye mask, etc.
- Plastic tarp
- Portable toilet
- Plastic bags
Hygiene and health supplies
- Surgical masks
- First-aid kit
- Household medicines, medications anyone in the family needs, medication notebook
- Toilet paper, tissues
- Change of clothes (including underwear)
- Wet wipes
- Hand sanitizer
- Toothbrushes, interdental brushes, dental floss, etc.
- Oral wet wipes, denture cleaning wipes
- 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.