Have a go bag ready if you have to shelter in place or evacuate your home. Your go bag can be part of your emergency kit, just make sure it is in a bag or easy to carry container and that it is easy to get to.

Think about these items for your go bag:

  • Battery powered radio and extra batteries
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Lightweight blankets
  • Emergency information, including insurance policies
  • A list of medications and correct dosage, and doctor’s names
  • Personal items such as toothbrushes, soap, extra glasses, etc.
  • Whistle
  • First aid kit
  • Change of clothing
  • Non-perishable snacks
  • Books, cards or magazines to pass the time 

Consider these additional items for infants and children:

  • Baby formula and food
  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Blanket or toy

Consider these additional items for medical conditions:

  • Empty pill bottle(s) or a list of current medications
  • Your doctor’s phone number

*Make sure you update your go bag when your medications change.

For pets:

  • Pet food & water
  • Collar with ID tags
  • Pet medication(s)
  • Pet carriers and leashes
  • Medical records from vet
  • Photos of your pet
  • Microchip information
Gather your emergency supplies in an accessible place.