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Preparing Emergency Supplies

Published on: 2/13/2013 4:18 PM
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​Emergencies will strike with little or no warning.  You may not have access to water, food, electricity and other utilities for weeks.  Maintain at least two weeks supply of some basic items that may one day save a life.
 
TOP 10 ESSENTIALS:
 
Water (minimum 1 gallon per person per day)
 
Radio (separately packaged, extra batteries)
 
Flashlight (separately packaged, extra batteries)
 
Raingear (lightweight)
 
Blanket/Clothing (warm)
 
Food (canned with can opener)
 
Shoes (sturdy)
 
First Aid Kit
 
Cellular Phone
 
Fire Extinguisher
 
MISCELLANEOUS:
  • Crowbar
  • Tool Kit
  • Hygiene Kit
  • Plastic Garbage Bags
  • Mess Kit (eating)
  • Clothing (extra)
  • Duct Tape
  • Shovel
  • Dust Mask
  • Gloves (with leather palm)
  • Eye Protection-Sunglasses
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Writing Kit
  • Documents (important copies)
  • Waterproof Sack
  • Bleach (household, unscented)
  • Whistle
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Money (small denominations)/Credit Cards
SPECIAL NEEDS:
  • Medication
  • Lenses
  • Hearing Aids
  • Walking Stick/Cane/Walker
  • Babies/Children’s Special Needs
  • Seniors/Handicapped Special Needs
  • Pets’ Special Needs.
VEHICLE AND WORK / SCHOOL
 
Modify this list as appropriate for emergency supplies to be kept in your vehicles and work or school.
(Attribution:  American Red Cross)
 
 
For More Information Please Contact:
 
Office of Emergency Services
55 W. Younger Avenue
Suite 450
San Jose, CA 95110
Fax: 408-294-4851
Email: oes@oes.sccgov.org
Phone: 408-808-7800