Get a Kit

A standard disaster supply kit includes a minimum of 3 days (72 hours) worth of basic supplies. A kit should be customized to your needs and situation. Below are general guidelines to follow in creating a kit.

  • Water – minimum guidance is 1 gallon per day, per person, half for drinking and half for sanitation.
    Tip: Before the storm, fill large containers (such as clean soda bottles) with water for drinking and cooking, and fill the bathtub for cleaning and flushing.
  • Shelf-Stable Food – store food that does not require refrigeration or preparation such as canned goods or shelf-stable meals.
    • Tip: We recommend having a Manual Can Opener on hand for canned goods that require one to open.
  • Battery-Powered Radio – important to monitor local media and can be used without electricity (some even come with cell phone charging attachments).
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • First-Aid Supplies – check supply of non-prescription pain relievers, band-aids, antibacterial ointment, insect repellent, sunscreen and other items.
  • Special Needs Items – prescription medications, infant formula or other specific needs you or your family may have.
  • Toiletries – hygiene items.
  • Important Documents
  • Cash
  • Pet Care Items
  • USB Portable Battery Charger

Disaster Supply Kit Information

Disaster Supply Checklist

Alachua County Division of Emergency Management

Florida Division of Emergency Management

Federal Emergency Management Agency   (Acrobat)