Every home should have a Home Emergency Survival Kit made, stored and checked regularly. Your Home Emergency Survival Kit should be located in an area easy to access, and should have the following items in it, at a minimum. See below for a more detailed list of additional items that are useful to have on hand.
Minimum Items needed:
(3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for shelter at home)
Water: one gallon per person, per day
Food: canned and dry goods should be checked monthly for expiration. Do not add in perishable items.
Cell phone with extra chargers
Flashlights with Extra batteries. One per person.
Medications (7-day supply) and any medical items needed
Box of tools or 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)
Family and emergency contact information https://www.redcross.org/content/dam/redcross/National/m4240194_ECCard.pdf
First Aid Kit
Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
Blankets. One per person.
Additional Items to consider:
Games/Toys for small children
Pictures of loved ones
Water proof shoes/clothing
Solar Powered Lantern
Pet Food (check monthly for freshness)
Scissors, Tape (Duct), Heavy Duty Rope/Twine