Emergency Kit

The safety of our students while on campus is always our primary concern. Should a natural disaster, severe weather conditions or other unforeseen emergency occur, it may be necessary for students to be self-sufficient for a short period of time. To that end, all students should bring an emergency supply kit to meet their personal needs.

Items for the kit can be gathered easily – the clothing can be items which fit but may not be fashionable, and the other items are available from your parents’ garage or local hardware stores. The kit should be stored in your room where you can grab it during an evacuation.

Recommended Items to Include in a Basic Emergency Supply Kit:

  • Large backpack to hold your supplies
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio or a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Dust masks to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Sturdy hiking boots or other shoes
  • Extra clothes, including rain gear
  • Emergency phone numbers for your family and an out-of-state friend/family member if local phone service is disrupted
  • Packaged/non-perishable snacks/food
  • Reusable water bottle

Additional Items to Consider Adding to your Emergency Supply Kit:

  • Copy of medical insurance card
  • Prescription medications and glasses
  • Sleeping bag or warm/emergency blanket
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Feminine supplies
  • Emergency reference material such as a first aid book or information from www.ready.gov
  • Paper and pencil
  • Books, cards, non-electric games, puzzles or other activities to pass the time

Community Safety and Disaster Preparedness Programs
Phone: 831-459-4692

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