Emergency Kits

The Division of Emergency Management, Texas Department of Public Safety urges Texans to prepare for severe storms before they strike. Your family should have an emergency supply kit on hand, maintaining supplies in water resistant, easy-to-lift containers you can move rapidly if necessary. This supply kit is appropriate for severe weather events and other emergencies as well. It should include:
  • First Aid Kit
  • Cash (power outages mean banks and ATMs may be unavailable)
  • Battery-operated radio
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Important documents and records, photo IDs, proof of residence
  • 3-day supply of non-perishable food, one gallon of bottled water per person per day, coolers for food and ice storage
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Blankets, sleeping bags and extra clothing
  • Extra prescription medications, extra written copies of prescriptions, hearing aids or other special medical items
  • Eyeglasses and sunglasses
  • Extra keys
  • Toilet paper, clean-up supplies, duct tape, tarp, rope
  • Can opener, knife, tools
  • Booster cables, road maps
  • Special supplies needed for babies, older people or pets
Remember to change perishable supplies and water every six months. For more information see the Division of Emergency Management.

Ready Kids website from FEMA