Make A Kit

Make A Kit 
Any emergency is easier to handle when you have prepared ahead of time. Put together an emergency kit with important items to keep at home, and a go bag with items you will need to take with you if you evacuate. Think about what you and your family would need in a disaster. You can make kits for your home, car or workplace. Emergencies can happen anywhere.

Think about these items for your go bag:
  • Battery powered radio and extra batteries
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Lightweight blankets
  • Emergency information, including insurance policies
  • A list of medications and correct dosage, and doctorís names
  • Personal items such as toothbrushes, soap, extra glasses, etc.
  • Whistle
  • First aid kit
  • Change of clothing
  • Non-perishable snacks
  • Water (1 gallon per person, per day)
  • Books, cards or magazines to pass the time
Consider these additional items for infants and children:
  • Baby formula and food
  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Blanket or toy
  • Consider these additional items for medical conditions:
  • Empty pill bottle(s) or a list of current medications
  • Your doctorís phone number
For pets:
  • Pet food & water
  • Collar with ID tags
  • Pet medication(s)
  • Pet carriers and leashes
  • Medical records from vet
  • Photos of your pet
  • Microchip information
*Make sure you update your go bag when your medications change.

When severe weather is predicted, make sure your car has a full tank of gas. You donít want to wait in line for gas if you are told to evacuate. Some storms may also knock out electricity, causing gas stations to close.

Many things that we take for granted are not available when there is no power. ATM machines may not work. Grocery stores and other businesses may not be able to accept your credit or debit card. Cash could be the only acceptable means to make a purchase. Some experts say you should have at minimum $150.00 in cash stashed away. Realizing this may not be possible for everyone, any amount is good to start with. Take $1.00 dollar a week and place it in an envelope in your emergency kit. In just a little time, you will have some cash stashed away for use in emergencies.
Additional Department Information

Emergency Management Department Contacts

200 South Ivy Street, Room #180
Medford, OR 97501
Phone: (541)774-2300
Fax: (541)774-2514
Contact: Melissa Cano
Email:
Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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