Shelter-In-Place Kit

Shelter-In-Place (SIP) Kits are for chemical emergencies. Every home in Madison County should have one of these! In the event of a chemical emergency at the Blue Grass Army Depot, you may be instructed to shelter in place by going to your chosen highest-level interior room and sealing doors, windows, vents, and electrical outlets with plastic sheeting and duct tape. Each SIP Kit should include:SIP_KIT.jpg

  • Plastic sheeting to cover all doors, windows, vents, and electrical outlets
  • Duct tape
  • Scissors
  • Instructions on Sheltering-In-Place
  • A permanent marker

SIP Kits are available free-of-charge to Madison County residents, funded by CSEPP. Visit the Madison County Emergency Operations Center and ask for a SIP Kit for your home.

Emergency Kits

These kits can be for your home, vehicle, or on the go! Some kits have a few items in common - such as food, water, medical supplies, severe weather gear, and basic safety items - but there are particular things you can pack in each kit to help you and your family be expertly prepared for emergencies! Store each kit where all family members can reach it in case you aren't home when an emergency happens. Use the table below to pack your kits, and be sure to check these kits twice a year to make sure everything is fresh and usable.

Items to Pack 72-hour Disaster Supply Kit

Emergency Go-Bag

Vehicle Emergency Kit
Water and non-perishable food items for each family member, including baby formula and pet food Yes Yes Yes
First aid kit supplies such as bandages, gauze, safety scissors, medicine dropper, fever-reducer medications, prescriptions, and pet medications Yes Yes Yes
Basic safety items like flashlights with extra batteries, weather radio, power bank plus charging cables, matches in waterproof container, safety whistle, multi-tool Yes Yes Yes
Severe weather gear such as hats, gloves, hand warmers, extra socks, ponchos, and umbrellas Yes Some Yes
Copies of important documents like insurance policies, identification, and bank records in a waterproof folder Yes Yes Maybe
Cash and change, pencil and paper Yes Yes Maybe
Jumper cables, tire iron, car jack, reflective vests and triangles No No Yes
Fire extinguisher Yes No Yes
Sanitary items such as toilet paper, moist towelettes, hand sanitizer, disinfectant, feminine hygiene products, and small trash bags Yes Yes Maybe
Travel-sized hygiene products like shampoo, soap, toothbrushes and paste, deodorant, washclothes, and hairbrushes or combs Maybe Yes Maybe
Full change of clothes for each family member including a jacket, warm underclothes, sturdy shoes, a sleeping bag, and small pillow Yes Yes No
Infant or child necessities such as diapers, wipes, coloring books and crayons, small toy or travel game, and stuffed animal Yes Yes Yes
Tent, compass, signal flare Yes No No

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