Disaster Supplies Kit
Adapted from the FEMA/American
Disaster Preparedness Coloring Book
Following a natural hazard, basic services – electricity, water, gas,
telephones – may be cut off for days. Or, you may have to evacuate at
a moment’s notice. You probably won’t have time to shop or search
for the supplies you’ll need. Gather the supplies you’ll need to
deal with the situation now, before a natural hazard happens.
One class period
|In the Classroom
- The class roster
- A first aid kit
- Battery-operated radio
- Work gloves
- Extra batteries
- Non-perishable food items; crackers, cookies, trail mix
- Plastic trash bags
- Other items as your school requires.
- One gallon of water per person per day
- Non-perishable food: ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables;
canned juices, milk and soup; sugar, salt and pepper; high energy foods
such as peanut butter, jelly, crackers, nuts, health food bars, trail
mix; comfort foods such as cookies, hard candy and sweetened cereal.
Don’t forget a non-electric can opener.
- A first aid kit that contains your family's prescription medications
(ask your doctor about proper ways to store medicine)
- Emergency supplies and tools including a battery operated radio, flashlight
and plenty of extra batteries
- One change of clothing and footwear per person, and one blanket or
sleeping bag per person
- Sanitation supplies: toilet paper, soap, personal hygiene items
- Special items for infant, elderly or disabled family members
- An extra set of car keys and cash, traveler’s checks and a credit
- Store enough supplies to last at least three days.
- Keep them in sturdy, easy-to-carry containers such as backpacks, duffle
bags or covered trash containers.
- Store your kits in a safe, convenient place known to all family members
– preferably in a cool, dry, dark place.
- Keep a smaller version of this kit in the trunk of your car. You should
also keep important family documents in a waterproof container.
- Keep your kits in working order. Change the water and food every six months;
replace the batteries at least twice a year.
- You might also want to keep books and games in your disaster supplies kit.
- Color the picture family (click here for printable