Basic Emergency Supply Kit

• Water. 1 gallon per person, per day for at least three days; for drinking and sanitation.

• Food. At least three-day supply of nonperishable food, though Hawaii authorities recommend a two-week supply because of our remote location.

• Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert. Extra batteries.

• Flashlight and extra batteries.

• First aid kit.

• Whistle to signal for help.

• Dust mask and duct tape to help filter contaminated air and tape for various needs while sheltering in place.

• Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation.

• Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities.

• Manual can opener for food.

• Local maps.

• Prescription medications and glasses.

• Infant formula and diapers.

• Pet food and extra water for pets.

• Important family documents in waterproof, portable container for copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records.

• Extra clothes and sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person.

• Books, games, puzzles, other activities for children.

For more information, visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency website at