- at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days
- at least enough for 3 to 7 days
— non-perishable packaged or canned food / juices
— foods for infants or the elderly
— snack foods
— non-electric can opener
— cooking tools / fuel
— paper plates / plastic utensils
/ Pillows, etc.
- seasonal / rain gear/ sturdy shoes
Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs
Items - for babies and the elderly
/ Hygiene items / Moisture wipes
- Battery operated and NOAA weather radio
- Banks and ATMs may not be open or available for
Books and Games
documents - in a waterproof container or watertight
resealable plastic bag
— insurance, medical records, bank account numbers,
Social Security card, etc.
- keep a set with you during the storm
fuel tanks filled
— proper identification / immunization records / medications
— ample supply of food and water
— a carrier or cage
— muzzle and leash
Discuss the type of hazards that could affect
your family. Know your home's vulnerability to storm
surge, flooding and wind.
a safe room or the safest areas in your home for
each hurricane hazard. In certain circumstances the
safest areas may not be your home but within your
escape routes from your home and places to meet.
These should be measured in tens of miles rather than
hundreds of miles.
an out-of-state friend as a family contact, so
all your family members have a single point of contact.
a plan now for what to do with your pets if you
need to evacuate.
emergency telephone numbers by your phones and
make sure your children know how and when to call
your insurance coverage - flood damage is not
usually covered by homeowners insurance.
non-perishable emergency supplies and a Disaster Supply
a NOAA weather radio. Remember to replace its
battery every 6 months, as you do with your smoke
disaster supplies on hand, including:
portable battery-operated radio and extra batteries
Emergency food and water (including a non-electric
and credit cards
shoes and a change of clothing
of important papers (bank statements, insurance
records, deeds, etc.)
a Hurricane Watch or Warning is Issued:
to hurricane progress reports.
instructions if ordered to evacuate.
your emergency supplies.
drinking water in clean bathtubs, jugs, bottles
and available cooking pots.
in outdoor objects such as lawn furniture, toys
and garden tools; anchor objects that cannot be
brought inside but that could be wind-tossed.
your home by installing hurricane shutters or precut
dead branches from trees.
the refrigerator and freezer to the coldest settings
if not instructed by officials to turn off utilities.
your car. Review evacuation routes and gather your
disaster supply kit.
valuables and personal papers in a waterproof container.
your family disaster plan.
First Aid, CPR and disaster preparedness classes.
Weather Radio (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio
stations broadcasting continuous weather information
direct from a nearby National
Weather Service Office. NWR broadcasts
National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts
and other hazard information 24 hours a day.
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