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Emergency Preparedness

Tips for Parents on Planning for an Extended Stay at Home

In the event of a Health Emergency, or any situation that would require a family to remain at home for an extended time, the items listed below should be on hand:

Non-perishable foods

-Ready to eat canned meats, fruits, vegetables and soups      

-Protein or fruit bars

-Dry cereal or granola

-Peanut butter and jelly

-Dried fruit, nuts, trail mix


-Canned juices

-Bottled water

-Canned or jarred baby food

-Baby formula

-Pet food

Health and emergency supplies

-Prescribed medical supplies such as glucose and blood pressure monitoring tools

-Prescription medication

-Soap and water or alcohol based hand wash

-Medicines for fever, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin)



-Fluids with electrolytes, such as Pedialyte

-Flashlight with extra batteries

-Portable radio with extra batteries

-Manual can opener

-Garbage bags

-Tissues, toilet paper, disposable diapers

The following web sites provide helpful information for a variety of emergency situations: