Tip # 5 Making a “Go Kit”

Go Kits are essential for all citizens of Western Washington due to the various hazards we are at risk for. Each person should have a Go Kit at home, at work and in your vehicle.  Remember, your pets will need a Go Kit also.

On the occasion you must leave your home or are caught away from home during a disaster, your Go Kit will be an invaluable tool to help reduce the impact of any emergency or disaster event

These Go Kit lists can be altered to fit the specific needs of each person in your family.

FEMA Emergency_Preparedness

DISASTER GO KIT

Waterproof backpack containing the following:

  • 2 Bottles of Water (minimum)
  • 2 or more disposable easy-open pouches/cans of food (Tuna, peanut butter, energy bars)
  • Spoon or Fork
  • Matches & Fire Starter Sticks or Block
  • Flashlight -plus 1 set of extra batteries
  • Small AM/FM Radio
  • Hooded Jacket or Sweatshirt
  • Laminated Copy of Emergency Contact Phone Numbers and Addresses of Family and Friends in Another State (if possible)
  • Pocket Sized Rain Parka
  • Pocket Sized Emergency Blanket
  • Small Pack of Sanitary Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • First Aid Kit with Band Aids, Gauze, Medical tape, antiseptic spray
  • Laminated Copy of Prescriptions

One (1) week supply of your prescription medication (in a waterproof container) and medical supplies (Check with your pharmacist. Exceptions can be made by insurance companies to allow you this supply)

 

GO KIT FOR PETS (for each pet)

Waterproof backpack containing the following:

  • 2 Bottles of Water (minimum)
  • 2 or more disposable easy-open pouches/cans of pet food
  • Towel
  • Laminated Copy of most recent pet vaccination record
  • Spoon or Fork
  • Pet Leash or Harness
  • Pocket Sized Emergency Blanket
  • Laminated Picture of You and your Pet (Shelters may not release lost pets without positive identification)

 

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