Go Bag
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Go Bag

If you need to leave from your home, it will be important that you are ready to go as quickly as possible. Having a Go Bag in an accessible place ensures that you and your family are prepared for whatever situation arises.

Go Bag Guidelines:

    • Each member of your household should have his or her own Go Bag
    • Go Bags should be easy to carry and sturdy
    • Go Bags should be stored in an easily accessible location
    • Ideally, you should keep a Go Bag at your home, in your car, and at work
    • Go Bags should be prepared for any time of year
    • Go Bags should be updated every six months

Go Bag List:

    • Bottled water
    • Non-perishable food and a manual can opener
    • Flashlight
    • Battery-operated AM/FM Radio
    • Extra batteries (check the necessary types)
    • Pocket knife
    • Whistle
    • Prescription medication for a week, along with copies of your prescriptions
    • Small first aid kit
    • Extra house and car keys
    • Blanket
    • Raingear
    • Hat
    • Comfortable, sturdy shoes
    • Warm clothes
    • Extra pair of glasses and/or hearing aids
    • Toilet paper
    • Plastic garbage bags
    • Soap
    • Toothbrush and toothpaste
    • Feminine hygiene products
    • Copy of your communications plan card
    • Regional map
    • Special needs items for members of your family, especially children, seniors or people with disabilities, and pets.
    • Paper, pens, and tape: in case you need to leave a message somewhere
    • Dust mask
    • Cash - preferably in small denominations
    • Coins for pay phones
    • Credit and Debit cards
    • Copies of important documents in a waterproof container (i.e. IDs, insurance information, proof of address, passports, etc.)
    • A recent family photo for identification purposes - make sure everyone's face can be seen clearly