Be Prepared

Make your own kit for your needs and you’ll be ready for almost everything

Make Your Own Ready Kit.
Make your own Ready kit with the items on the checklist below. Most of the items are inexpensive and easy to find, and any one of them could save your life.

Once you take a look at the basic items, consider what unique needs your family might have, such as supplies for pets, seniors or family members with special needs. Add those items to your kit and start packing it today.

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Recommended Items

  • Water. One gallon per person per day, for at least 3 days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food. At least a 3-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Can opener. For food, if kit contains canned food
  • Radio. 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
  • Whistle. To signal for help
  • Face mask. To help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter in place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties. For personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers. To turn off utilities
  • Local maps

Additional Items

  • Prescription medications and glasses
  • Infant formula and diapers
  • Pet food, extra water, pet supplies, toys and vaccination forms.
  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container
  • Cash or traveler’s checks and change
  • Emergency reference material such as a first aid book or information from Ready America
  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person. Consider adding bedding in cold weather.
  • Complete change of clothing. Include a long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes. Consider adding clothing in cold weather.
  • Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates, plastic utensils, paper towels
  • Paper and pencil
  • Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children.

Local Weather Alerts

Check for any weather alerts here Flood Warning

Flood Warning
...the National Weather Service In Peachtree City Has Issued A Flood Warning For The Following Rivers In Georgia... South Chickamauga Creek Near Ringgold Affecting Catoosa County .recent Heavy Rainfall Has Caused Significant Runoff Into Streams And Rivers Which Will Cause Flooding In Some Areas. The National Weather Service In Peachtree City Has Issued A ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2019 at 8:09pmExpires: February 23, 2019 at 10:09amTarget Area: Catoosa

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Etowah River Near East Canton Affecting Cherokee County Big Creek Near Alpharetta Affecting Forsyth And Fulton Counties Sweetwater Creek Near Austell Affecting Cobb And Douglas Counties Oconee River Near Penfield Affecting Clarke...greene And Oconee Counties ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2019 at 5:43pmExpires: February 23, 2019 at 7:43amTarget Area: Cherokee

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Etowah River Near East Canton Affecting Cherokee County Big Creek Near Alpharetta Affecting Forsyth And Fulton Counties Sweetwater Creek Near Austell Affecting Cobb And Douglas Counties Oconee River Near Penfield Affecting Clarke...greene And Oconee Counties ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2019 at 5:43pmExpires: February 23, 2019 at 4:36pmTarget Area: Cobb; Douglas

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Etowah River Near East Canton Affecting Cherokee County Big Creek Near Alpharetta Affecting Forsyth And Fulton Counties Sweetwater Creek Near Austell Affecting Cobb And Douglas Counties Oconee River Near Penfield Affecting Clarke...greene And Oconee Counties ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2019 at 5:43pmExpires: February 23, 2019 at 10:36pmTarget Area: Forsyth; Fulton

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Etowah River Near East Canton Affecting Cherokee County Big Creek Near Alpharetta Affecting Forsyth And Fulton Counties Sweetwater Creek Near Austell Affecting Cobb And Douglas Counties Oconee River Near Penfield Affecting Clarke...greene And Oconee Counties ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2019 at 5:43pmExpires: February 24, 2019 at 2:48amTarget Area: Clarke; Greene; Oconee

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Oostanaula River Near Resaca Affecting Floyd And Gordon Counties Oostanaula River Near Calhoun Affecting Gordon County Oothkalooga Creek Near Calhoun Affecting Gordon County Armuchee Creek Near Armuchee Affecting Floyd County Oostanaula River Near Rome Affecting Floyd County ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2019 at 5:29pmExpires: February 23, 2019 at 7:29amTarget Area: Floyd

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Oostanaula River Near Resaca Affecting Floyd And Gordon Counties Oostanaula River Near Calhoun Affecting Gordon County Oothkalooga Creek Near Calhoun Affecting Gordon County Armuchee Creek Near Armuchee Affecting Floyd County Oostanaula River Near Rome Affecting Floyd County ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2019 at 5:29pmExpires: February 23, 2019 at 7:29amTarget Area: Floyd

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Oostanaula River Near Resaca Affecting Floyd And Gordon Counties Oostanaula River Near Calhoun Affecting Gordon County Oothkalooga Creek Near Calhoun Affecting Gordon County Armuchee Creek Near Armuchee Affecting Floyd County Oostanaula River Near Rome Affecting Floyd County ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2019 at 5:29pmExpires: February 23, 2019 at 7:29amTarget Area: Floyd

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Oostanaula River Near Resaca Affecting Floyd And Gordon Counties Oostanaula River Near Calhoun Affecting Gordon County Oothkalooga Creek Near Calhoun Affecting Gordon County Armuchee Creek Near Armuchee Affecting Floyd County Oostanaula River Near Rome Affecting Floyd County ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2019 at 5:29pmExpires: February 23, 2019 at 7:29amTarget Area: Floyd

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Oostanaula River Near Resaca Affecting Floyd And Gordon Counties Oostanaula River Near Calhoun Affecting Gordon County Oothkalooga Creek Near Calhoun Affecting Gordon County Armuchee Creek Near Armuchee Affecting Floyd County Oostanaula River Near Rome Affecting Floyd County ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2019 at 5:29pmExpires: February 23, 2019 at 7:29amTarget Area: Gordon

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Oostanaula River Near Resaca Affecting Floyd And Gordon Counties Oostanaula River Near Calhoun Affecting Gordon County Oothkalooga Creek Near Calhoun Affecting Gordon County Armuchee Creek Near Armuchee Affecting Floyd County Oostanaula River Near Rome Affecting Floyd County ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2019 at 5:29pmExpires: February 23, 2019 at 7:29amTarget Area: Gordon

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Oostanaula River Near Resaca Affecting Floyd And Gordon Counties Oostanaula River Near Calhoun Affecting Gordon County Oothkalooga Creek Near Calhoun Affecting Gordon County Armuchee Creek Near Armuchee Affecting Floyd County Oostanaula River Near Rome Affecting Floyd County ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2019 at 5:29pmExpires: February 24, 2019 at 3:24pmTarget Area: Floyd

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Oostanaula River Near Resaca Affecting Floyd And Gordon Counties Oostanaula River Near Calhoun Affecting Gordon County Oothkalooga Creek Near Calhoun Affecting Gordon County Armuchee Creek Near Armuchee Affecting Floyd County Oostanaula River Near Rome Affecting Floyd County ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2019 at 5:29pmExpires: February 26, 2019 at 4:36pmTarget Area: Floyd; Gordon

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... West Chickamauga Creek Near Fort Oglethorpe Affecting Catoosa And Hamilton Counties Lookout Creek Near New England Affecting Dade And Hamilton Counties Chattooga River Near Summerville Affecting Chattooga County ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2019 at 5:15pmExpires: February 23, 2019 at 8:00amTarget Area: Dade

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... West Chickamauga Creek Near Fort Oglethorpe Affecting Catoosa And Hamilton Counties Lookout Creek Near New England Affecting Dade And Hamilton Counties Chattooga River Near Summerville Affecting Chattooga County ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2019 at 5:15pmExpires: February 23, 2019 at 12:20pmTarget Area: Chattooga

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... West Chickamauga Creek Near Fort Oglethorpe Affecting Catoosa And Hamilton Counties Lookout Creek Near New England Affecting Dade And Hamilton Counties Chattooga River Near Summerville Affecting Chattooga County ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2019 at 5:15pmExpires: February 24, 2019 at 4:00pmTarget Area: Catoosa

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Conasauga River Near Eton Affecting Murray And Whitfield Counties ...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Coahulla Creek Near Keiths Mill Near Dalton Affecting Whitfield County Conasauga River Near Tilton Affecting Gordon...murray And ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2019 at 5:08pmExpires: February 23, 2019 at 7:07amTarget Area: Gordon; Murray; Whitfield

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Conasauga River Near Eton Affecting Murray And Whitfield Counties ...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Coahulla Creek Near Keiths Mill Near Dalton Affecting Whitfield County Conasauga River Near Tilton Affecting Gordon...murray And ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2019 at 5:08pmExpires: February 23, 2019 at 7:07amTarget Area: Whitfield

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Conasauga River Near Eton Affecting Murray And Whitfield Counties ...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Coahulla Creek Near Keiths Mill Near Dalton Affecting Whitfield County Conasauga River Near Tilton Affecting Gordon...murray And ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2019 at 5:08pmExpires: February 24, 2019 at 8:55pmTarget Area: Murray; Whitfield

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Conasauga River Near Eton Affecting Murray And Whitfield Counties ...the Flood Warning Continues For The Following Rivers In Georgia... Coahulla Creek Near Keiths Mill Near Dalton Affecting Whitfield County Conasauga River Near Tilton Affecting Gordon...murray And ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2019 at 5:08pmExpires: February 25, 2019 at 6:08pmTarget Area: Gordon; Murray; Whitfield

Flood Warning
...the Flood Warning Is Extended For The Following Rivers ... South Chickamauga Creek Near Chickamauga Tn Affecting Catoosa And Hamilton Counties .additional Rain Is Expected To Produce Additional River Flooding. ...flood Warning Extended Until Saturday Evening...the Flood Warning Continues For ...Read More.
Effective: February 22, 2019 at 11:41amExpires: February 23, 2019 at 11:48pmTarget Area: Catoosa

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