Hurricane Season is upon us. Follow these three steps to preparedness:

  • Make a Kit – see checklist below
  • Have a Plan- if you have to evacuate, where will you go?
  • Be Informed- if you need special care, understand your needs.

By planning ahead you can avoid waiting in long lines for critical supplies and move to safety if needed.

Hurricane Preparedness Checklist

BASIC NEEDS AND SUPPLIES:

  • Water – one gallon per person, per day (3 day supply for evacuation, 2 week supply for home)
  • Food – canned or dried foods that don’t need to be cooked (same supply as above)
  • Flashlight with extra batteries and bulbs (do not use candles!)
  • Battery operated or hand-crank radio
  • First aid kit and manual
  • Medications and medical items (at least a 7 day supply)
  • Multi-purpose tool (folds up pocket size)
  • Sanitations and personal hygiene items (toilet paper, garbage bags)
  • Copies of personal documents (medication list, pertinent medical information, deed/ lease to home, insurance policies, birth certificates) *Store in waterproof container
  • Cell phone with an extra battery and charger
  • Contact information for family and friends
  • Cash and coins (ATM’s may not be accessible)
  • Emergency blanket
  • Map of the local area
  • Whistle (to attract emergency personnel)
  • One change of clothing
  • Manual can opener
  • Pet supplies (food and vaccination records)
  • Extra set of keys (car, house, etc.)

SUPPLIES FOR YOUR VEHICLE:

  • Flashlight with extra batteries and extra bulbs
  • Maps
  • First aid kit and manual
  • Tire repair kit and jumper cables
  • Flares
  • Bottled water
  • Non-perishable foods such as granola bars
  • Sunscreen SPF 15 or higher, shade item (umbrella, wide-brimmed hat, etc.)

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