Readiness Kit

Preparing for a Disaster

It is good to be prepared for disasters that may strike your area. Having an emergency supply kit will help in that preparation. (It is suggested to plan for three days). Some suggested items are:

Minimum of 3-Day Food/Water Supply

Health Supplies

  • Minimum of 3-day supply of medicines and prescription medicine
  • Medical Supplies (syringes, cane, hearing aids, extra batteries)

Personal Care Items

  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Soap
  • Towels
  • Toilet articles
  • Blankets
  • Containers for waste
  • Baby wipes

Safety Supplies

  • Filter masks or handkerchiefs
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle


  • All Hazards Radio
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Radio (Battery-, solar-, or hand-crank powered)
  • Cell phone chargers


  • Insurance cards
  • Immunization records
  • Paperwork for any serious or on-going medical condition
  • Family Emergency Plan (meeting location, directions for use, etc.)
  • Contact Information


  • Duct tape and scissors
  • Garbage bags or plastic
  • Multipurpose tool (containing knife, file, plyers, screwdriver, etc.)
  • Extra cash
  • Map of area
  • Extra car/house keys


  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers, etc.)
  • Games/activities
  • Stuffed animal


  • Water (Cats and dogs generally need 1 gallon for three days)
  • Pet food
  • Bowls or bottles
  • Litter box
  • Paper towls
  • Trash bags
  • Manual can opener
  • Pet first aid book
  • Leash, harness or carrier
  • Pet toys
  • Medicine and medical records
  • Photo and description of pet(s)
  • Feeding schedules, medical conditions, behavior problems, veterinarian telephone number
  1. Kalen Ost

    Emergency Preparedness Information Specialist

  2. Public Health

    Physical Address
    500 E. Front Ave.
    Bismarck, ND 58504


    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 5503
    Bismarck, ND 58504

    Phone: 701-355-1540
    Fax: 701-221-6883