Prepare a Power Outage Kit

A storm can lead to a major power outage, so having a two-week survival kit is wise. Here are contents you should consider including in your kit.

  • Drinking water (5 gallons/person)
  • Food (canned/ dried/crackers)
  • Baby food/ diapers/supplies
  • Pet food
  • Manual can opener
  • Medicines, glasses/ contact lenses
  • Cooler (with ice)
  • Grill or camp stove (outdoors only)
  • Lantern with extra fuel/flashlights
  • Matches/butane lighters
  • Extra batteries
  • Battery-operated radio
  • Phone numbers of places you can go
  • Personal IDs
  • Bank/insurance policy information
  • Sleeping bags/ pillows/blankets
  • Books, magazines, cards & games
  • Plastic trash bags
  • Cash & credit cards
  • Cell phone & car keys
  • Non-electric clock
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Toilet paper & towelettes
  • First Aid kit