Here in Delaware storms hit us all the time. Places flood, and sometimes wildfires happen. If a disaster strikes, you need to be prepared. Below, we have listed all the things you will need in your emergency preparedness kit. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at the office (302) 644 - 1015

At least a 5-day supply of Food and Water

  • Water: 1 gallon per person per day
  • Food: foods that are easily made, and won’t spoil like canned soup, dry pasta, and powdered milk.
  • Manual Can Opener
  • Basic Utensils to prepare and serve meals

Health Supplies

  • 5-day supply of all medicines, at a minimum
  • Syringes, a walking cane, hearing aids with extra batteries, Band-Aids, gauze, Neosporin, etc.
  • Surgical or dust masks
  • Matches

Personal Care Items

  • Hair Soap
  • Body Soap
  • Toothbrush & Toothpaste
  • Moist towelettes
  • Garbage bags & plastic ties
  • Baby supplies
  • Contact Lenses & solution
  • Glasses and glasses repair kit
  • Sanitizing solutions

Safety Supplies

  • First Aid Kit
  • Emergency blanket(s)
  • Multipurpose tool (it needs to be able to act like a knife, file, pliers and a screwdriver)
  • Whistle
  • Tweezers


  • Flashlight
  • Radio (battery powers, solar, or hand cranked) for updates on the situation
  • Cell phone with chargers and extra fully charged batteries
  • Batteries
  • Walkie-Talkies, or 2-way radios


  • 5-days’ worth of clothing for your entire family
  • Towels
  • Rain gear
  • Work gloves
  • Hat
  • Sturdy shoes

Documents & Other Misc. Items

  • Copies of important documents (immunization records, birth certificates, ID’s, SS#)
  • Paperwork about any serious or on-going medical condition
  • Completed family emergency plan, with emergency contact numbers
  • Tools/supplies to secure your home
  • Duct tape
  • Scissors
  • Household liquid bleach
  • Extra Cash
  • Maps of the area
  • Extra set of keys for house and car
  • Pet supplies
  • Coloring book and crayons


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