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Get a Kit

While the University plans to maintain essential support services for students following a disaster, basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment, and telephones may take time to be restored. A key element of personal preparedness is the creation of a disaster supplies kit. Having a few supplies on hand can make the wait for those services to be restored more tolerable.Picture of Emergency Go Bag

Items for your emergency kit:

  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Water (one gallon of water per person per day; unopened commercially bottled water is recommended)
  • Non-perishable snacks (three-day supply)
  • Prescription medications (three-day supply)
  • Eyeglasses 
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask
  • Copy of important documents, such as driver’s license and your family's emergency plan 
  • Moist towelettes
  • Blanket
  • Rain poncho or large garbage bag

There are many more resources online to help you build an emergency kit.