Emergency Supply Checklist

Stocking up now with emergency supplies can add to your safety and comfort during and after an earthquake. Store enough supplies to last at least 72 hours.

  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Can opener (non-electric)
  • Essential medications and glasses
  • Fire extinguisher, A-B-C type
  • First aid kit (freshly stocked)
  • Food (canned or packaged that will not spoil, including items for special diets and comfort food such as candy, nuts, or raisins)
  • Food and water for pets
  • Money (small bills)
  • Portable radio, flashlight and extra batteries
  • Water (1 gallon per person per day)
Sanitation Supplies
  • Bar soap and liquid detergent
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine hygiene supplies
  • Household bleach
  • Infant supplies
  • Large plastic trash bags for trash and waste
  • Large trash cans
  • Newspaper to wrap garbage and waste
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet paper
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
Safety & Comfort
  • Change of clothing
  • Heavy gloves for clearing debris
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Tent
  • Barbecue, camp stove, or chafing dish (include matches)
  • Fuel for cooking (charcoal, camp stove fuel, etc.)
  • Heavy-duty aluminum foil
  • Paper plates and cups
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic knives, forks and spoons
Tools & Supplies
  • Axe and shovel
  • Crescent wrench for turning off gas
  • Garden hose for siphoning and fire fighting
  • Knife
  • Pencil and paper
  • Plastic tape and sheeting
  • Rope, one-half inch
  • Toys, games, and books for children