Following a disaster normal supplies that you use in daily living may not be available or inaccessible. It is suggested you have a disaster supply kit that will allow you to be self-sufficient for at least 72 hours. The composition and size of the kits will vary based on individual needs, family size, and personal preferences. To be considered complete these kits should contain food, water, clothing, supplies, medical and hygiene items to meet everyone’s (pets too!!) personal needs.
Home disaster supply kits should be put together to supply you and your family with the basic equipment and provisions to take care of yourselves for at least 5 days. Containers for kits should be large enough to hold all the supplies but small enough to handle without difficulty. A large plastic garbage can or similar larger storage system is recommended.