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Ohio Emergency Management Agency

ReadyOhio Disaster Kit Checklist

Get A Kit

(from American Red Cross 'Be Red Cross Ready')


At a minimum, have the basic supplies listed below.
Keep supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate.

  Check Water - One gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation; 2-week supply for home)

  Check Food - Nonperishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation; 2-week supply for home)

  Check Flashlight or Battery-operated Lantern

  Check Battery-powered or Hand-crank Radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)

  Check Extra Batteries

  Check First Aid Kit

  Check Medications (7-day supply) and medical items

  Check Multi-purpose Tool

  Check Sanitation and Personal Hygiene Items

  Check Copies of Personal Documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)

  Check Cell Phone with Chargers

  Check Family and Emergency Contact Information

  Check Extra Cash

  Check Emergency Blanket(s)

  Check Map(s) of the Area

Consider the needs of all family members and add supplies to your kit. Suggested items to help meet additional needs are:

  Check Medical Supplies (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, cane)

  Check Baby Supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)

  Check Games and Activities for Children

  Check Pet Supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl, shot records)

  Check Two-way Radios

  Check Extra Set of Car and House Keys

  Check Manual Can Opener

Additional supplies to keep at home or in your kit based on the types of disasters common to your area:

  Check Whistle

  Check N95 or Surgical Masks

  Check Matches

  Check Rain Gear

  Check Towels

  Check Work Gloves

  Check Tools - Supplies for securing home / turning off utilities

  Check Extra Clothing (include hats, sturdy shoes)

  Check Plastic Sheeting, Duct Tape, Scissors

  Check Household Liquid Bleach


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