Tuscarawas County Homeland Security & Emergency Management Agency

Alex McCarthy

Director

McKenzie Learn

Deputy Director

Noah Porter

Emergency Management Planner
2295 Reiser Ave SE
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
Phone: 330-308-6670
Fax: 330-308-6675
Office hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Monday through Friday
Disaster Supply Kit
Emergency Kit

To create a personal/family emergency plan now before disaster strikes please click here.

This web site will help you create your own personalized Family Disaster Plan.

Your household emergency kit should include the necessary supplies to sustain you and your family in your home for at least 3 days. Remember that it may take a significant amount of time for basic services ( water, electricity, and telephones ) to return to normal.

  • Water: 1 gallon per person per day
  • Food: Ready-to-eat or just-add-water
  • Manual can opener
  • First Aid kit
  • Essential medications
  • Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Radio ( battery-operated or manual )
  • 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
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Extra keys to your house and vehicle
  • Large plastic bags for waste and sanitation
  • Special-need items for children and seniors or people with disabilities.
  • Don’t forget water and supplies for your pets.

A printable checklist can be found here

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