The Law Enforcement Families Readiness Initiative

Evacuation Items


  • Blank checks
  • Cash
  • Check books
  • Credit cards
  • Savings books


  • Analgesics
  • First-aid kit
  • Motion sickness tablets
  • Prescription dentures
  • Prescription glasses
  • Prescription hearing aids
  • Prescriptions


  • Decorations, pins, awards
  • Family heirlooms
  • Gold, silver, and other valuable jewelry

Food and Water

(for three to seven days - if time permits)
  • Manual can opener
  • Non-perishable, ready-to-eat food
  • Pet food
  • Pet treats
  • Water (at least one gallon per person and pet per day)


(appropriate for the season - if time permits)
  • Change of clothing for each person (for one to seven days)
  • Change of underwear
  • Coats and jackets
  • Gloves and scarves
  • Hats and caps
  • Infant supplies and toys
  • Shoes and boots
  • Sleepwear

Additional Items to Take

(if time permits)
  • Cameras and extra batteries
  • Cell phones
  • Covered container to use as an emergency toilet
  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • Portable radio and extra batteries
  • Reading material
  • Recreational items