Living in Wilmington, disasters can happen at any time. By taking the time to create an emergency supplies kit, your family will be prepared in the event of a disaster. The kit also helps children feel more secure knowing it is there in case of an emergency.

The supplies can be kept in a plastic tub or other container. Below is a partial list.

Water – one gallon per person per day for drinking and sanitation — store 3-day supply

Ready-to-eat food, canned juices, canned meats (easy open) — at least a 3-day supply

Flashlights and extra batteries

First aid kit

Non-prescription drugs such as pain reliever, anti-diarrhea medication, antacid, laxative

Prescription medications, contact lenses and supplies, denture needs

Water and pet food if you have pets

Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation

Be ready, Be prepared.