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The following is a list of suggested items to stock in the event of an emergency.

Remember that being prepared is critical in emergencies, and while this is a suggested list, depending on the situation, your kit may require additional supplies.

Click here for a printable version of the Disaster Preparedness Kit.

Recommended preparation supply list:

First aid kit
Bottled drinking water
Non-perishable foods
Emergency contact list
Spare eye-glasses or contact lenses
Back-up generator and oil
Batteries (AA, C, D and 9V)
Battery-powered radio
Cash, credit cards
Charged cell phone, charger and extra cell phone battery
Extension cords
Insect repellant
Manual can opener
Masking/duct tape
Necessary medication
Signal flares
Utility knife
Driver's license, keys, insurance papers and other important documents -
        keep them in a water-tight, fire-safe compartment
Soap, shampoo and toiletries
Pet supplies (food, water, leash, kennel, records)
Room air conditioner
Ceiling fan
Electric fan

Recommended clean-up product list

Brooms and mops
Axes, hand saws and pruners
Cleaning disinfectants and rags
Masking/duct tape
Trash bags
Shovels and rakes
Camera (to document damage)
Chain saw
Cordless drill and other cordless power tools
Nails and screws
Rope and/or bungee cords
Screw driver
Tarps and drop cloths
Work boots or heavy shoes
Life vests

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