Disaster Supply Kit

I’m just a kid ~ how can I help my family in the event of a disaster?
It’s a good idea to prepare a disaster supplies kit for you and your family! Some items that are easily obtainable may become difficult to find after a disaster. Your family kit should include:

  • Battery-powered radio and a flashlight, with extra batteries for each
  • Bottled drinking water – one gallon per day per person, with at least a three-day supply for each person in your household, and as much drinkable liquid (fruit and vegetable juices, soft drinks, etc) as can be carried
  • Canned or sealed packaged foods that do not require refrigeration or cooking and a can opener
  • A blanket or sleeping bag for each family member
  • Writing materials to take notes or information from radio or television broadcasts
  • Hammer, pliers and wrench
  • Pocket knife
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Signal flare and whistle

  • Soap and towels
  • Paper towels and toilet paper
  • Household laundry bleach (unscented)
  • An extra set of car keys and a credit card, cash or traveler’s checks
  • One change of clothing and footwear per person
  • A list of family physicians
  • First-aid kit and manual
  • Non-prescription drugs; including mild pain relievers and antiseptic
  • Any special prescription medicines or foods needed by family members, such as insulin, heart tablets, dietetic food and baby food (Do not store in the kit for long periods but add at the last minute).

Did you think about putting together an “Activity Survival Kit”?
You can keep your items in a duffle bag or a back pack ~ Just make sure it’s not too heavy to carry! What are some things that you enjoy doing? You might want to include:

  • A few of your favorite books
  • Crayons, pencils or makers and paper
  • Two favorite toys like a doll or action figure
  • One or two board games
  • A deck of cards
  • A Puzzle
  • Small figures and vehicles – like an ambulance, fire truck, police car, etc. – to play out what is happening during the disaster
  • Favorite stuffed animal
  • Favorite blanket or pillow
  • Pictures of the family and pets
  • A box with a few of your special treasures

 Here are some fun kit activities from Ogle County EMA:

Snow Coloring Page Rain Girl and Duck Coloring Page
Raining Worm Coloring Page Snowman Coloring Page
Snowy House Coloring Page Tornado Activity and Coloring Page
Girl Shoveling Coloring Page Boy and Snowman Coloring Page