Emergency Supply Checklist – Winter Preparedness

It is important to be prepared for cold weather, especially if you have conditions that limit sensory abilities or  your ability to stay warm. Use this checklist to create an emergency supply kit for winter weather.

Winter emergency supply checklist

  • Water—at least a 3-day supply; one gallon per person  per  day Food—at least a 3-day supply of nonperishable, easy-to-prepare food Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, cane) Sanitation and personal hygiene items Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof  of  address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Extra cash
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
  • Sand, rock salt or non-clumping kitty litter to make walkways and steps less slippery

Return to DRNC’s “Winter preparedness for people with disabilities” fact sheet.

If you have diabetes, you may want to also view this Disaster Preparedness Plan from the Diabetes Disaster Response Coalition.