Oneida County Health Department

Family Disaster Planning - Emergency Kit

To prepare for disaster, build an emergency kit using the following:

  • Three days worth of non-perishable food e.g. canned meats, canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter, granola bars and dry cereals.
  • A three day supply of water for each person. (store in plastic containers)
  • Flashlights
  • Battery - powered radio
  • Extra batteries
  • Blanket
  • First-aid kit
  • Medicine
  • Manual can opener
  • Duct tape and pre-measured plastic sheeting (to seal a room for several hours during a chemical or biological attack)
  • Gas tank filled to three-fourths at all times
  • Maps in the car
  • Tools and special items
  • Emergency numbers
  • Assign a meeting place in case your family gets separated
  • Evaluate your family disaster plan at least once a year



Oneida County Partners