Tropical Storm Isaac
11:38 am
Mon August 27, 2012

Checklist of emergency supplies

The following checklist of emergency supplies is provided by the Louisiana's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness online at www.GetAGamePlan.org.

Put together an emergency kit

Be sure to include these items:

  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Bottled water (At least three gallons of water per person)
  • Battery-powered radio
  • Battery-powered lantern
  • First aid kit and essential medications-prescription medications and list of medications for each person
  • Form of Identification
  • Evacuation route maps (Official Louisiana Hurricane Survival Guide)
  • Canned food and non-electric can opener
  • Special items for infants, elderly or disabled family members
  • Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables
  • High-energy foods - peanut butter, jelly, crackers
  • Vitamins
  • Utility knife, shut off wrench, and pliers
  • Tape
  • Compass
  • Paper and pencils
  • Extra pair of glasses and sunglasses
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Soap
  • Personal items
  • Plastic garbage bag and ties
  • Pet food
  • Protective clothing, rainwear
  • Clothing and bedding: a change of clothes, footwear and a sleeping bag or bedroll and pillow for each household member
  • Car keys and keys to the place you may be going (friend's or relative's home)
  • Written instructions on how to turn off electricity, gas and water if authorities advise you to do so (Remember, you'll need a professional to turn them back on.)

Important papers

  • Take these with you in a portable, waterproof container:
  • Driver's license or personal identification
  • Social Security card
  • Proof of residence (deed or lease)
  • Insurance policies
  • Birth and marriage certificates
  • Stocks, bonds and other negotiable certificates
  • Wills, deeds, and copies of recent tax returns

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