• A manual can opener.
• Clothing, rain gear and sturdy shoes for each family member, and sleeping bags or blankets.
• A week’s supply of prescription medications, and items for infants and for elderly or other relatives with special needs.
• Identification, credit cards, photocopies of important family documents, including home insurance information, lists of important medical information, family physicians and serial numbers of medical devices, such as pacemakers.
The American Red Cross in a media release also suggested having extra cash and a full tank of gasoline in the car.