Emergency Kits

For a full checklist of items to keep in emergency kits, see the Boulder Office of Emergency Management's Emergency Preparedness Guide.

Gather emergency supplies for sheltering-in-place at your home. If your home is located on high ground and it is NOT in danger from debris flows, you may choose to shelter-in-place. Plan to be on your own without water, gas and electricity for at least three days.
  • Battery-powered radio and/or NOAA weather radio (with S.A.M.E. and back-up battery. Local frequency: 162.550 MHz Denver)
  • Two (2) flashlights and extra batteries
  • Extra blanket(s)
  • Non-perishable foods
  • Essential medications
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Important papers 
  • Manual can opener
  • Water (1 gallon per person per day)
  • Water purification tablets
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic utensils
  • Pre-moistened towelettes
  • Pet needs (food, medications, litter)
  • Telephone that does not require a separate electricity source (i.e., one that plugs directly into a phone jack)
Gather emergency supplies to take with you if you need to leave quickly (also make this a “car” kit for items you may need if you are away from home when a flash flood or debris event occurs).  Put these items in a backpack so they’ll be ready to go.
  • Radio and/or portable NOAA Weather Radio (S.A.M.E.) 
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit 
  • Necessary medications
  • Change of clothes
  • Walking shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Gloves
  • Important papers
  • Important phone numbers
  • Cellphone chargers
  • Blanket(s) or sleeping bag(s)
  • Food and water
  • Water purification tablets
  • Waterproof/windproof  matches

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