All households are encouraged to develop an emergency supplies kit for use in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. Your kit should contain items that will allow your family to sustain themselves without assistance for at least 72 hours.
Emergency Supply Kit Items
Suggested items for your kit include:
Board games and books for entertainment
Clothing and Bedding
First Aid Kit
Flashlights, batteries, and a radio
Important Family Documents
Special items for infants or the elderly
Toiletries and Sanitation Supplies
For a more detailed guide on developing your kit and suggested contents, visit The Red Cross Website. "Preparing for Disaster," Developed by the American Red Cross and the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.