What To Pack For Tornado Emergency Kit

What To Pack For Tornado Emergency Kit:


  • 1 gallon of water per person per day for at least three days.
  • Store water in airtight containers.
  • If you have a water filter, include it in your kit.
  • Include a way to purify water, such as iodine tablets or a water purification straw.


  • Non-perishable food that does not require cooking or refrigeration.
  • Canned goods, dried fruits, nuts, and granola bars are all good options.
  • Include a can opener if necessary.
  • Consider including a small camp stove and fuel if you want to be able to cook food.

First Aid Supplies:

  • Bandages in assorted sizes.
  • Adhesive tape.
  • Antiseptic wipes.
  • Pain relievers.
  • Antihistamines.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Insect repellent.
  • A first aid manual.
  • Consider including a CPR kit if you are trained in CPR.

Clothing and Bedding:

  • Sturdy shoes or boots.
  • Long pants and shirts.
  • A jacket or sweater.
  • A hat and gloves.
  • A blanket or sleeping bag.
  • A change of clothes for each person.

Other Supplies:

  • A flashlight with extra batteries.
  • A radio with extra batteries.
  • A cell phone with a charger.
  • A whistle.
  • A dust mask.
  • A garbage bag.
  • A tarp.
  • A rope.
  • A shovel.
  • A pry bar.
  • A hammer.
  • A crowbar.
  • A generator.
  • A fire extinguisher.
  • A copy of your important documents (such as your driver’s license, birth certificate, and insurance policies).
  • Cash.

Additional Items for Specific Needs:

  • If you have infants or small children, include diapers, formula, and baby food.
  • If you have pets, include food, water, and a carrier.
  • If you have special medical needs, include any medications and supplies you need.
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