What to pack in your outage emergency kit

Listed below are items to have ready before a power outage occurs:

  • Food that does not need to be cooked or refrigerated 
  • A manual can opener
  • Water — one gallon per day per person
  • First-aid kit and personal medications
  • Blankets
  • A phone with a cord — these are likely to work even when the power is out
  • A list of important phone numbers
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Blankets
  • Cash
  • Battery-powered candles
  • Car charger
  • Battery-powered or crank-powered radio or TV
  • Pet items, if needed
  • Home generator
  • Baby items, if needed (diapers, wipes, formula, baby food)
  • Clothing and personal hygiene items if you should need to leave your home.

For more information on being prepared for various disasters, visit the American Red Cross Website.