Every household should consider assembling a Go Bag – a collection of items
you may need in the event of an evacuation. Each household member’s Go Bag
should be packed in a sturdy, easy-to-carry container such as a backpack or
suitcase on wheels. A Go Bag should be easily accessible if you have to leave
your home in a hurry. Make sure it is ready to go at all times of the year. Also
Copies of your important documents in a waterproof and portable container
(insurance cards, photo IDs, proof of address, etc.)
Extra set of car and
Credit and ATM cards and cash, especially in small denominations.
We recommend you keep at least $50-$100 on hand.
Bottled water and
non-perishable food such as energy or granola bars Click
Flashlight, battery-operated AM/FM
radio and extra batteries. You can also buy wind-up radios that do not require
Medication and other essential personal items. Be
sure to refill medications before they expire. Keep a list of the medications
each member of your household takes, why they take them, and their dosages.
Sturdy, comfortable shoes, lightweight raingear, and a
Contact and meeting place information for your
household, and a small regional map
Child care supplies or other special