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Office of Emergency Services
855 N. San Pedro St.
San Jose, CA 95110

Ph: (408) 794-7055

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Emergency Kits

Basic Disaster Supply Kit

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation (including enough for pets)
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food (including enough for pets)
  • Battery-powered radio with extra batteries or hand crank radio
  • Flashlight and extra batteries (or glow sticks)
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape 
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Essential medications 7-10 day supply
  • Cash ( no large bills)
  • Cooking items such as plastic utensils, paper plates, cups, and paper towels
  • Tools and supplies such as a screwdriver, pliers, hammer, duct tape, staple gun, and sheeting for windows