Emergency Preparedness

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Click here to view and/or print an Emergency Survival Supply Kit List & Family Communication Plan

Water: At least one gallon daily per person for three to seven days.

Food: At least enough for 3 to 7 days non-perishable packaged or canned food/juices foods for infants or the elderly

  • snack foods
  • non-electric can opener
  • cooking tools/fuel
  • paper plates/plastic utensil

Linens: Blankets, pillows, towels, facecloths and rags.

Clothing: Seasonal/rain gear/sturdy shoes

First Aid Kit: Medicines, prescription drugs, antiseptics, bandages, pain relievers

Special Items: Baby clothing, toys, supplies as well as anything elderly may need

Toiletries: Basic hygiene items and moisture wipes

Tools: A multi-tool or Swiss Army knife, flashlights with batteries, rope, tape, radio that is either battery operated or handcranked; fully charged cell phone with extra batter and a traditional telephone (landline) not cordless

Cash: Small bills, debit cards and credit cards

Entertainment: Books and board games, puzzle games

Important Documents: Keep copies of insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, passport, etc., in a waterproof container or watertight resealable plastic bag

Vehicle: Make sure tires are inflated and gas tank is full and vehicle is equipped with an emergency roadside repair kit. In the winter, a small shovel as well as sand, ice melter and blankets.

Pet Care Items: Proper identification/immunization records and medications should be kept in waterproof container

  • Ample supply of food and water
  • Moist towelettes for cleanups
  • Cat litter and small container
  • A carrier or cage equipped with blanket/newspaper
  • Muzzle and leash
  • Dog or cat toys


To learn more, visit: www.mass.gov/mema/ready or www.mass.gov/knowplanprepare or www.cdc.gov

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