Emergency Supplies List

Disaster Kits and Emergency Supplies

Disaster kits and emergency supplies should be fully stocked by June 1, the start of hurricane season. Once a hurricane warning is declared, most of your preparations should be directed toward your home. It’s important to discuss your family emergency plan ahead of time. Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to know how you will contact one another, how you will get back together and what to do in case of an emergency.

Disaster Kit & Emergency Supplies

  • Blankets / Pillows, etc.
  • Cash (with some small bills) and Credit Cards - Banks and ATMs may not be available for extended periods
  • Clothing - seasonal / rain gear / sturdy shoes
  • First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs
  • Flashlight / Batteries
  • Keys
  • Pet care items
  • Ample supply of food and water
  • Carrier or cage
  • Muzzle and leash
  • Proper identification / immunization records / medications
  • Radio - Battery operated and NOAA weather radio
  • Special Items - for babies and the elderly
  • Telephones - Fully charged cell phone with extra battery and a traditional (not cordless) telephone set
  • Toiletries / Hygiene items / Moisture wipes
  • Tools - keep a set with you during the storm
  • Toys, Books and Games
  • Vehicle fuel tanks filled
  • Water - at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days
  • Food - at least enough for 3 to 7 days
    • Cooking tools / fuel
    • Foods for infants or the elderly
    • Non-electric can opener
    • Non-perishable packaged or canned food / juices
    • Paper plates / plastic utensils
    • Snack foods

Important Documents

  • List of family members, friends or neighbors and contact information
  • Phone list of family physicians 
  • Important documents in a waterproof container or watertight resealable plastic bag
  • Insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.

Visit the Miami-Dade County Personal Preparedness Webpage for additional information.