Disaster Supply Kit

Disaster Supply Kit

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation (2 week supply for Pandemic Planning)
  • Food, at least a three day supply of non-perishable food (2 weeks for Pandemic)
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Emergency Preparedness Guide
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, toilet paper, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
  • Local maps
  • Prescription medications and glasses
  • Non-prescription medications (fever, pain relievers, anti-diarrhea, etc)
  • Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper - When diluted nine parts water to one part bleach, bleach can be used as a disinfectant. Or in an emergency, you can use it to treat water by using 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water. Do not use scented, color safe or bleaches with added cleaners.
  • Thermometer
  • Fluids with Electrolytes
  • Cleansing agent
  • Soap
  • Vitamins
  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils, paper towels

Additional Items to Consider Adding to a Disaster Supplies Kit:

  • Pet food and extra water for your pet
  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container. You can use the EFFAK (Emergency Financial First Aid Kit) developed by Operation Hope, FEMA and Citizen Corps to help you organize your information
  • Cash or traveler's checks and change
  • Emergency reference material such as a first aid book
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person. Consider additional bedding if you live in a cold-weather climate.
  • Complete change of clothing including a long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes. Consider additional clothing if you live in a cold-weather climate.
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container - Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  • Paper and pencil
  • Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children

Contact Us

 Address: 3520 Settingdown Rd
Cumming, GA 30028
 Phone: 770-205-5674
 Fax: 770-887-4910
 Email: Contact Us

Our Mission

Forsyth County Emergency Management Agency is the local lead agency for coordination of emergency and disaster response activities for Forsyth County and the City of Cumming. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive and aggressive mitigation and emergency preparedness, response, and recovery program for the citizens of Forsyth County in order to save lives, protect property, and reduce the effects of disasters.