If you’re like most people, you know that you need a disaster kit handy – unforeseen circumstances could pop up at any time – but what are you supposed to put in it?

What to Put in Your Disaster Kit

Your emergency or disaster kit needs to be stocked with:

  • You need at least one gallon of water per person, per day for at least three days.
  • Have a three-day supply of non-perishable food.
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio.
  • First aid kit.
  • Extra batteries.
  • A whistle to signal for help.
  • Dust masks.
  • Moist towelettes and garbage bags for personal sanitiation.
  • Wrenches or pliers to turn off your utilities.
  • A manual can opener.
  • Local maps.
  • An extra phone charger and backup battery.

You may also need other items, like prescription medications (and non-prescription medications, like pain relievers and antacids) and infant supplies (such as diapers and wipes, bottles, formula and diaper rash cream).

If your have a preparedness bag, you’ll have even more room for supplies – and that’s what we’ll cover in our next post.

Do You Need to Talk to a Disaster Remediation Expert in Ann Arbor?

If you’ve had a disaster, whether it’s water damage, fire damage or something else, we may be able to help you start moving forward again.

Call us at 734-352-9183 or contact us online so we can schedule an appointment to analyze the situation and help you get back on track.