A recommended list of items to include in a “Grab and Go” in the event of an emergency and evacuation.


  • Flashlight, batteries, and light sticks

  • Portable radio and batteries

  • Keys (house and car)

  • Money (coins and bills)

  • Glasses, contact lenses and solutions

  • Medications (at least one week supply)

  • Comfortable shoes, two pairs of socks

  • Comfortable clothing (sweats, extra underwear)

  • Jacket, cap or hat

  • Whistle (call for help if trapped)

  • Sunscreen

  • Pocket knife

  • Watch or clock

  • Paper and pencil

  • “Okay” and “Help” signs

  • Emergency phone list, out-of-state

  • contact #

  • Lists of people to notify of you are injured

  • Copies of important documents: insurance, identification, etc.

  • Small first aid kit

  • Toilet articles: comb, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, razor, washcloth, face,

    towel, shampoo, lotion, lip balm, emeryboard, nail clipper, sanitary

    products, tissue, etc. Toilet Paper

  • Zip-lock bags, plastic grocery bags

  • Good book, playing cards, crossword puzzles


  • Work gloves, several pairs of latex gloves

  • Lightweight blanket

  • Plastic ground cloth/ Emergency tent

  • Hard Hat/ Dust Mask (two)

  • Hammer and folding shovel/ Rope

  • Crow bar (may need to move debris)

  • Drinking Water – store in a separate

  • place, minimum one gallon per person)

  • Snacks (granola bars, trail mix, peanut butter)

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