At a minimum, the American Red Cross and FEMA recommend the following basic supplies which can be stored in a waterproof bag or tub in the garage or closet. More prepared families have kits ready on different floors of their home, in case you cannot get to the basement, or cannot leave the top floor, for example. Your emergency supply kit(s) should also be easy to take with you in case you must evacuate.

Ready-made Emergency Supply Kits are available online through organizations like the American Red Cross and FEMA.

Be Red Cross Ready in only five weeks

You could be Red Cross Ready in five weeks by following this Emergency Supply Shopping List and Action Plan. Each week complete the action items listed or add the emergency kit supply items into your weekly shopping.