Go-Bag

A component of your disaster kit is your go-bag. Put the following items together in a backpack or another easy-to-carry container in case you must evacuate quickly. Prepare 1 go-bag for each family member and make sure each has an I.D. tag. You may not be at home when an emergency strikes so keep some additional supplies in your car and at work, considering what you would need for your immediate safety.
  • Any special-needs items for children and seniors or people with disabilities. Don’t forget to make a go-bag for your pets
  • Batteries
  • Copy of health insurance and identification cards
  • Dust mask
  • Emergency cash in small denominations and quarters for phone calls
  • Extra keys to your house and vehicle
  • Extra prescription eye glasses, hearing aid or other vital personal items
  • Flashlight
  • List of allergies to any drug (especially antibiotics) or food
  • List of emergency point-of-contact phone numbers
  • Local map
  • Permanent marker, paper, and tape
  • Photos of family members and pets for re-identification purposes
  • Pocket knife
  • Prescription medications and first aid supplies
  • Radio - battery operated
  • Some water and food
  • Sturdy shoes, a change of clothes, and a warm hat
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Whistle