What To Pack For A Tornado

Essential Items for a Tornado Preparedness Kit:

  1. First Aid Kit:

    • Adhesive bandages of various sizes
    • Gauze pads
    • Antiseptic wipes
    • Pain relievers
    • Antihistamines
    • Tweezers
    • Scissors
  2. Food and Water:

    • Non-perishable food items (canned goods, energy bars, etc.)
    • Water bottles or a water purification system
    • A can opener
  3. Clothing and Bedding:

    • Sturdy shoes or boots
    • Long pants and long-sleeved shirts
    • Warm clothes (sweater, jacket, hat, gloves)
    • Raincoat or poncho
    • A sleeping bag or blankets
  4. Light and Power Sources:

    • A flashlight with extra batteries
    • A battery-powered radio
    • A solar-powered charger or portable power bank
  5. Communication Tools:

    • A cell phone with a charger
    • A whistle or other signaling device
  6. Sanitation Items:

    • Toilet paper
    • Wet wipes or hand sanitizer
    • A garbage bag for waste disposal
  7. Tools and Supplies:

    • A multi-tool (knife, pliers, screwdriver, etc.)
    • A duct tape
    • A wrench or adjustable wrench
    • A hammer or small ax
  8. Personal Items:

    • Medications (if needed)
    • Glasses or contacts (including spare pairs)
    • Important documents (copies of ID, insurance, etc.)
    • Cash and credit cards
  9. Emergency Shelter:

    • A tent or tarp for temporary shelter
    • A rope or cord for securing the shelter
    • A ground cloth or plastic sheeting for protection from moisture
  10. Clothing to Avoid:

    • Loose-fitting clothing that can get caught in debris
    • High heels or open-toed shoes
    • Jewelry or other accessories that can be dangerous in a storm