Find out where to go when you need information before,
during, and after an emergency.
Pull together the essentials
you need to survive for a few hours or a few days.
Learn more about the types of
emergencies we could face in the St. Louis region, and
how to prepare.
No one wants to be without
important supplies during a time they are needed the
most. The St. Louis region has a number of organizations
ready to assist during times of emergency, but they
can't get to everyone right away. It's important that
residents do their part to make sure they have needed
supplies and medication to survive on their own,
whether it's for a few hours or a few days. A
preparedness kit can be a real lifesaver.
Your emergency kit should contain the things that will
keep you comfortable and safe during a range of
situations. At a minimum, you should have three days
worth of food, water and other necessary items such as
medication or first-aid supplies. It's also wise to keep
some cash on hand in case there are difficulties
accessing money. If you're a pet owner, don't forget
about them too! Store in an easily portable case that
you can grab-and-go in case of an evacuation.
Additionally, it's wise to have two-weeks' worth of
supplies at home, in case stores are closed or you
cannot leave the area.