2013 - 1st Quarter

A List of Emergency Supplies

By Willie Jones, UM Records Management Analyst

Emergency Preparedness

Below is a list of emergency supplies that any of us might need after a major disaster; lessons learned from Sandy Disaster 2012.

Worldwide & Community Wide Emergency Checklist

  • Coolers for Ice and Food Storage
  • Flashlights and extra batteries or hand crank flashlights
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
  • Extra batteries
  • Battery or Solar Powered Lanterns
  • Car charger for mobile phone
  • Battery operated digital TV with car adaptor
  • Grill with extra propane, charcoal, or Sterno (OUTDOOR Use only)
  • Matches in waterproof container or butane lighter/starter for grill and candles
  • Paper plates, plastic utensils, moist towelettes
  • Manual can opener and bottle opener
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Non scented liquid chlorine bleach or water purification tablets to purify water
  • Duct tape
  • Work gloves
  • Plastic Sheeting
  • Rope
  • Basic tool kit
  • Two-way radio if power and phones are not available
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Water-at least a 3-day supply; one gallon per person per day
  • Food-at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food
  • First aid kit
  • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, cane)
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Copies of personal documents
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and emergency contact
  • information
  • Extra cash
  • Emergency blanket
  • Map(s) of the area
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
  • Tools/supplies for securing your home
  • Extra set of car keys and house keys
  • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Camera for photos of damage
  • Medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth Certificates, Insurance policies)


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