Citizens are advised to create an emergency supply kit with enough supplies to last up to a week. That includes:

  • Setting aside one gallon of drinking water per person, per day.
  • Non-perishable food that is easy to prepare without power.
  • Non-electric can opener, along with forks, spoons, and knives.
  • Adequate baby and pet food if a household has either or both.
  • Flashlights (Do not use candles.)
  • At least two extra sets of batteries.
  • A battery-powered or hand-crank weather radio.
  • A mobile phone with a portable charger.
  • Basic first aid kits, prescriptions and non-prescription medicine.
  • Toiletries, blankets, and clothing.
  • Activities for children.
  • Cash and credit cards (If possible, put aside at least $100 in cash.)
  • Important documents and other useful items such as paper towels and trash bags.
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