Put Together An Emergency Kit

Be sure to include these items:


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

Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Guide (click here to download)

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, etc


Utility knife, shut off wrench, and pliers



Paper and pencils

Extra pair of glasses and sunglasses

Plastic sheeting


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 to take 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

SOURCE: getagameplan.org

Additional Information

NOAA Disaster Kit Checklist