Emergency Checklists

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Grab-and-Go Box

  • Cash or traveler's checks
  • Map of area
  • Emergency phone numbers
  • Identification documents
  • Copies of important prescriptions
  • Copies of immunization records
  • Medical insurance cards
  • Medical care directives
  • Copies of insurance policies
  • Insurance company telephone numbers
  • Financial information
  • Back-up copies of computerized financial records
  • Computer account user names and passwords
  • Keys and combination to safe deposit box
  • Flashdrive with backups of pictures
  • Important documents (deeds, titles, wills, power of attorney, home inventory, certificates, employee benefits, proof of residence)

Evacuation Kit

  • Grab-And-Go Box (see the list above)
  • Portable radio and spare batteries
  • Flashlight and spare batteries
  • First-aid kit
  • Two-week supply of medications (prescriptions and others)
  • Denture needs
  • Contact lens supplies and extra eye glasses
  • Five to seven day supply of nonperishable, ready-to-eat foods
  • Any special dietary foods and vitamins
  • Can opener and utility knife
  • Baby supplies
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Water-free hand sanitizer
  • Change of clothes
  • Towels, pillows, blankets
  • Papers and pencils
  • Needle and thread
  • Signal flare and whistle
  • Pet supplies

Emergency Supplies

  • Five to seven day supply of water per person
  • Camp stove with fuel (or BBQ grill with charcoal or propane)
  • Matches or lighter
  • Disposable plates and kitchen utensils
  • Sanitary supplies or portable toilet
  • Waterproof plastic sheeting or blue tarp with grommets
  • Rope
  • Bedding for each person
  • Rain jackets and pants
  • Sunscreen and bug repellant
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Cleaners, household bleach, trash bags, towelettes
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Pliers, tape
  • Shutoff wrench for household gas and water valves

Actions to Complete Prior to Evacuation

  • Fill the gas tank of your car
  • Place boats on trailers and tie down
  • Obtain sufficient cash
  • Secure outdoor furniture and other items
  • Store chemicals and fertilizers in a safe location
  • Secure propane tanks
  • Turn down and secure canvas awnings
  • Deploy window protections
  • Brace sliding glass doors
  • Place folded towels on windowsills
  • Check door locks
  • Unplug unnecessary appliances
  • Turn freezer and refrigerator to coldest setting
  • Listen to local radio and TV stations
  • Limit telephone usage to emergency calls only
  • Shut off electricity and water
  • Don't forget your evacuation kit