Rockingham County Health and Human Services
Felissa Ferrell
Director of Health and Human Services
Felissa Ferrell
Director of Social Services
Lucretia Hoffman, MPH, MBA
Public Health Director

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Build a Kit
Your basic emergency kit should include:
  • Water—one gallon of drinking water per person and pet per day; rotate every 6 months

  • Food—ready to eat or requiring minimal water, such as: canned tuna, canned fruit and vegetables, canned beans, raisins, peanut butter, granola bars, canned milk. For children, include comfort food and other items your family will eat

  • Manual can opener

  • First Aid kit—two pairs disposable gloves, sterile dressing, cleansing agent/soap, antibiotic ointment, burn ointment, adhesive bandages, eye wash, scissors, diarrhea medication, prescription medications and prescribed medical supplies

  • Essential medications

  • Flashlight

  • Radio—battery operated

  • Batteries

  • Cash in small denominations

  • A copy of important documents & phone numbers

  • Unscented liquid household bleach for water purification

  • Personal hygiene items including toilet paper, feminine supplies, and soap

  • Sturdy shoes

  • Heavy gloves

  • Warm clothes, a hat and rain gear

  • A local map

  • Extra prescription eye glasses, hearing aid or other vital personal items

  • Plastic sheeting, duct tape and utility knife for covering broken windows

  • Blanket or sleeping bag

  • Extra keys to your house and vehicle

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