Watches, Warnings & Advisories for Sunflower Co.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Disaster Supply List

Each Saturday, we're updating a series of posts designed to help you build a disaster supply kit for your home.  You can find all the previous posts in that series by looking up our Disaster Preparedness tags, or by simply clicking here.

With Hurricane Isaac now at our doorstep, I've had requests to post the entire supply list.  You'll find that list outlined below.  If you want a printable version, click here.  Before making purchases, inventory your home as you likely have a number of the general supplies already available.

Remember to check back here each Saturday morning for a weekly "shopping list" of supplies.  You'll find it easier to make a series of small purchases along the way, as opposed to trying to buy everything at once. Disaster Supply List
**NOTE** For food products, this list is designed to supply one person for approximately FOUR
. Multiply this for each additional person in your household, or for additional days.

Food Products (for each person)
  • 4 - Gallons of Water (one 24-count case of 16.9oz (500ml) bottled water contains three gallons)
  • 1 - Small Peanut Butter
  • 2 - Large cans fruit juice
  • 5 - Cans meat (can be chili, spaghetti, tuna, chicken, tamales, etc)
  • 4 - Cans fruit
  • 4 - Cans vegetables
  • 2 - Cans ready-to-eat soup

Food Products (bulk/boxed purchase)
  • Instant coffee, tea, powdered soft drinks
  • Quick energy snacks (nuts, raisins, granola bars, etc)
  • Graham crackers
  • Dry cereal

Food Storage
  • Assorted plastic containers with lids (for food storage)
  • Large plastic food bags
  • Plastic wrap
  • Aluminum foil

First Aid/Medical Supplies
  • Pain relief medication (aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen)
  • Anti-diarrheal medication
  • Ipecac syrup and activated charcoal
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Latex gloves
  • Compresses
  • Rolls of gauze or bandage
  • First aid tape
  • Adhesive bandages - assorted sizes
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Antiseptic
  • Thermometer
  • Liquid hand soap
  • Disposable hand wipes
  • Sewing kit
  • Feminine hygiene supplies

  • Crescent wrench
  • Heavy rope
  • Duct tape
  • Bungee cords
  • Crowbar
  • Pliers
  • Vise Grips
  • Masking tape
  • Hammer
  • Camping or utility knife
  • Heavy work gloves
  • Dust masks
  • Screwdriver
  • Safety goggles

General Supplies
  • Permanent marking pen
  • 2 flashlights and spare batteries (tip: try to use common battery sizes - what do you already use
  • at home...AA’s, C’s, etc?)
  • Toilet paper
  • Waterproof portable container for important documents
  • Portable AM/FM battery powered (or hand crank) radio
  • Paper towels
  • Whistle
  • Kleenex/tissues
  • Heavy duty garbage bags
  • Manual can opener (get two)
  • Camping lantern

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