Prepare Your Supplies

 What kinds of supplies will you need?
Assemble a Disaster Supply Kit in advance so you are prepared, whether you shelter in place or evacuate.
After printing the Checklists, you may want to use the best of both:
  • Cross out the items you don't need;
  • Circle the items that are vitally important.
People with Disabilities 
If you have a disability or special needs, you may have to take additional steps to protect yourself in an emergency.
If you have family, friends or neighbors with special needs, help them with these extra precautions: 
1-Page Checklist (ReadyHarris)
2-Page Checklist (

Your pets are an important member of your family, so they need to be included in your family’s emergency plan. 

If your home is highly vulnerable to natural disasters, this workbook provided by FEMA guides you through compiling critical information in one place:
  1. Household Information
  2. Financial and Legal Documents
  3. Medical Information
  4. Household Contacts 
Please Note:
  • Sections 1. and 2. contain the information required by FEMA for applying for federal disaster assistance in the event of a declared disaster.  Completing this in advance could shorten your time from application to results.
  • This is a very comprehensive form that will take a considerable amount of time to complete. 
  • This workbook is a helpful tool for organizing all of your critical information whether or not you ever experience a natural disaster. 
Who is eligible for FEMA disaster assistance? Click here.