The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

Pack a "Go Bag"
Posted: July 13, 2018 - 1:20pm

A "Go Bag" contains items you'll need if you have to evacuate your home for a period of time. The bag can be any portable, durable container like a backpack, duffel bag or suitcase. Kepp the bag somewhere easily accessible in case you need to leave in a hurry. Customer this list to your household's needs and have enough supplies for at least a few days. 

  • Copies of important documents (insurance cards, birth certificates, photo IDs etc.)
  • Credit and ATM cards and cash, especially in small denominations
  • Backup battery or charger for phone
  • A list of allergies and medications, including condition and dosage
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lightweight raingear
  • Extra set of house and car keys
  • Non-perishable food, such as energy or granola bars.
  • Extra batteries
  • Contact and meeting place information and a small regional map
  • Warm clothing
  • Bottled water--at least three days' worth if possible
  • Flashlights or glow sticks
  • Laptop or tablet
  • Pet food and supplies
  • Toys or books for children
  • Extra glasses, contacts and sunglasses


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