Here are the steps for your initial post: 1. Use the lists available at the Read

Here are the steps for your initial post:
1. Use the lists available at the website, FEMA, or the Red Cross website to gather items for your 72-hour home go-bag. Add additional items that you think will be useful and essential for your family. (You are not required to purchase items, but you may if you choose.)
2. Post a picture of all of the items you have gathered for your go-bag. Make sure your name is included somewhere in the picture (you can write your name on a piece of paper and include that in the picture, or add your student ID badge). For the sake of personal and family privacy, keep personal/private items out of the photograph; you may list them (e.g., prescription medications).
You must take and submit a picture of your own items! You may not post a picture from the internet or any other source.
Examples of common go-bag items include:
Water: one gallon per person per day (3-day supply)
Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply)
Change of clothing (3-day supply)
Sanitation and personal hygiene items
Medications (7-day supply) and medical items (if not applicable, place a visible note card stating – NO Medications)
Cell phone with chargers
First aid kit
Battery-powered or hand-crank radio
Extra batteries
Multi-purpose tool
Extra Cash
Folder labeled “Copies of personal documents” (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
Emergency blanket
Map(s) of the area
Additional Items for pets:
Rabies certificate
Extra collar/leash
Additional items for infants:
Wet wipes
Along with your photo, include the following information:
A discussion of the items in your home go-bag – what is present and what is missing.
A brief explanation of the demographic considerations and potential disaster hazards in your area and why you included certain items.
Your family, pets, and living situation considerations and why you included certain items.
Are you prepared to help others in your community in the event of a disaster?