How to create a severe storm supply kit

Household 1 min read

Conditions can change rapidly in a severe storm. That’s why it’s important to have an emergency go-bag put together in advance. Emergency kits let you leave in a hurry with some peace of mind and can save time when it counts the most. Be prepared when severe weather strikes with our emergency supply kit list.


  • Gallon water
    • Recommended 1 gallon per person for 3 days
  • Non-perishable food
    • Canned food and can opener
    • Granola bars
  • First aid
    • Bandages
    • Alcohol wipes
    • Prescription medications
  • Toiletries
    • Deodorant
    • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Map
  • Cell phone and charger
  • Flashlight and batteries
    • or hand crank flashlight
  • Whistle
  • Important family documents
    • Insurance
    • Identification

Additional things to consider:

  • Flare
  • Complete change of clothing
  • Plastic garbage bags
    • to keep yourself and stuff dry

If you have an infant:

  • Formula
  • Diapers and wipes
  • Change of clothes

If you have a pet:

  • Bowls
  • Supply of food and water
  • Leash
  • Medications
  • Photos of you with your pets
  • Vaccination records

Stay protected with Progressive

To ensure that your home is protected during severe weather, consider a homeowners insurance policy. To learn more about how Progressive can protect your home during severe weather, click here.

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