Hurricane Disaster Kit

           An accessible hurricane disaster kit should be one of the first things you organize when preparing for a storm. Below, we have organized a list to help you stay prepared. 

           First, your hurricane disaster kit should be kept somewhere that it can easily be reached in an emergency. A few good places to keep a kit are:  your home, vehicle or at work. 

Your basic disaster kit should include: 

  • Water ( 1 gal of water per person per day for a min. of 3 days)
  • Food (3 day supply of non-perishable foods)
  • First Aid Kit
  • Radio (battery powered or hand crank) 
  • Flashlight
  • Extra Batteries
  • Cell phone with an extra battery or a back up battery and charger 
  • Plastic sheeting and Duct tape (to shelter in place)
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and twist ties (for personal sanitation purposes) 
  • Wench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Can opener for non-perishable foods.
  • Local Maps and a planned evacuation route.
  • Whistle to signal for help

Additional items to consider including:

  • All medications needed for family members (3 day supply)
  • Infant diapers and formula
  • Water and food for your pet
  • Cash, travelers checks and change
  • Sleeping bags or blankets for each person
  • A complete change of clothing for each person
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates, plastic utensils and paper towels
  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene products 
  • Paper and pen
  • Books, games, puzzles and other activities for children.

To be able to print off a downloaded pdf. list, or read more tips 

please visit https://www.ready.gov/kit 

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