Personal and Family Preparedness

    During a tornado, flood, or other emergency, you could be cut off from services or help for many days. It is important to have an emergency kit and a family emergency plan already established.

    Create a Disaster Kit
    Consider having these items in your kit:

    • Water- at least one gallon daily per person for 3-7 days
    • Non-perishable foods- at least enough for 3-7 days
    • Blankets/Pillows
    • Clothing
    • First Aid Kit
    • Toiletries
    • Flashlights
    • Battery operated radio
    • Batteries
    • Telephone
    • Cash
    • Keys
    • Important documents (insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, social security cards, etc.)
    • Toys/books/games
    • Supply of prescription medications
    • Specialty items- for babies and elderly
    • Pet care items (proper identification/immunization records, food, water, leash, etc)

    Create an Emergency Plan
    Every family should have a family emergency plan that is prepared and discussed before a disaster happens. Here are some resources to help you plan: