You may need to survive on your own after a disaster. This means having your own food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least three days. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours, or it might take days.

Basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment, and telephones may but cut off for days, or even a week or longer. Or, you have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You probably will not have the Basic-Emergency-Kit

KIT LOCATIONS: Since you do not know where you will be when an emergency occurs, prepare supplies for home, work, and vehicles.


  • Your disaster supplies kit should contain essential food, water, and supplies for at least three days.
  • Keep this kit in a designated place and have it ready in case you have to leave your home quickly. Make sure all family members know where the kit is kept.
  • Additionally, you may want to consider having supplies for sheltering for up to two weeks.


  • This kit should be in one container, and ready to “grab and go” in case you are evacuated from your work-place.
  • Make sure you have food and water in the kit. Also, be sure to have comfortable walking shoes at your work-place in case an evacuation requires walking long distances.


  • In case you are stranded, keep a kit of emergency supplies in your car.
  • This kit should contain food, water, first aid supplies, flares, jumper cables, and seasonal supplies.