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 Hazard Kits: Minimum Supplies Lists


Personal All Hazards Kit

Everyone should carry their own personal disaster kit. Be prepared by keeping some necessary items with you in your purse or briefcase.
  • Personal medications. At least a three-day supply.
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses.
  • Map.
  • Cash. ATM’s may not be available.
  • Contact phone numbers.
  • Cell phone.
  • Plastic fold up rain gear.
  • Energy bars. 

Car All Hazards Kit 
The following supplies are recommended for your car kit.

  • Blankets, Mylar space blanket
  • Jacket/plastic fold up rain gear
  • Change of clothes
  • Jumper cables
  • Tool kit: include small shovel and small saw
  • Red cloth to use as flag
  • CB radio or cell phone
  • Water
  • Energy bars or non-perishable food/snacks
  • Closed toe shoes or boots
  • First aid kit, with necessary medications
  • Flashlight
  • Maps 
Pet Supply Kit
Keep items in an accessible place and store then in sturdy containers that can be carried easily (duffel bag, backpack, etc.)
Your pet disaster supplies kit should include:
  • Medications.
  • Medical records (stored in a waterproof container).
    Leashes, harnesses
  • Carriers to transport pets.
  • Current photo of your pet.
  • Dry food, enough for several days.
  • Potable water, depending on the size of the animal use similar guidelines as for humans.
  • Bowls.
  • Pet beds and comfort items, if easily transportable.
  • Many companies sell pre-assembled pet emergency kits, but you put together your own kit starting with the supplies listed above.



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 Shelter Kit for People with Special Needs


A Registry of People with Special Needs is maintained by Sarasota County Emergency Management. If you are unable to respond independently to an emergency situation and have no other means of assistance, should you be required to evacuate your home, then you should register.

Register in advance.
Contact Sarasota County Emergency Management, People with Special Needs Office at 941-861-5000 for the necessary forms and registration information.

The information you provide is confidential and will be available only to Emergency Services personnel.

  • Medications (prescription and over the counter)
  • Water
  • Special dietary foods
  • Blankets
  • Pillow
  • Medical alert tags
  • Oxygen dependent  - should have enough oxygen to arrive at shelter and return home, as well as, an extra cylinder for a spare if needed
  • List of all medications currently being taken and any known allergies
  • Important contact numbers (i.e., doctor, relatives)
  • Walker, wheelchair (extra batteries for wheelchair)
  • Comfort items, such as books, etc.
  • Extra clothing
  • Personal hygiene items  
Everyone should have a personal disaster kit for their workplace. Your kit should be adjusted based on your own needs. The following supplies are recommended:
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Battery powered radio
  • First aid supplies
  • Food: enough non-perishable food for at least three meals. 
  • Canned juices
  • High-energy foods like granola bars, energy bars.
  • Water (Keep at least one gallon of water available.)
  • Medications (Prescription medications, you should keep at least a three-day supply at your workplace.)
  • Emergency Mylar space blanket
  • Paper plates, cups, plastic utensils
  • Non-electric can opener
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Plastic garbage bags, ties for personal sanitation uses
  • Change of clothes
  • Glasses (Keep an extra pair with workplace disaster supplies and contact lens supplies.)

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