Go Bags

Disasters can happen at any moment and being prepared can be your greatest asset. For your safety and comfort, have a Go Bag ready for your family with enough supplies to last every member for at least four days. Store your supplies in easy-to-carry containers, such as backpacks, duffel bags or a suitcase with wheels. Also ensure that your Go Bag is kept up-to-date and replenished every six months.

Essentials for your Go Bag

  • Non-perishable foods (canned goods, dry cereal, granola, crackers or nuts)
  • Water in plastic containers (one gallon per person, per day)
  • Battery-powered radio with extra batteries
  • Flashlights with extra batteries (avoid using candles)
  • First aid kit
  • Masks (for everyone ages 2+)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Disinfecting wipes for surfaces
  • Personal hygiene items (toilet paper, soap, moist towelettes, etc.)
  • Cell phone with an extra battery and charger
  • Whistle or flare
  • Blankets, sleeping bags or additional clothing for warmth
  • Photocopies of personal documents and identification
  • Emergency contact information for family and friends
  • Cash or change (since ATMs may not be accessible)
  • Pet supplies, including food and vaccination records
  • Map of the local area
  • Plastic garbage bags and duct tape
  • Manual can opener
  • Matches or a lighter in a waterproof container
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off house utilities
  • Special items unique to your family’s needs (diapers, formula and prescriptions)
  • Comfort items such as books or a deck of cards

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