Hurricane Preparedness

Visit http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php
DISASTER SUPPLY KIT
Two weeks supply of prescription medicine
Seven-day supply of non-perishable/special dietary foods
Drinking water/containers – 1 gallon/person/day (minimum 3 days)
Flashlights and (7 sets) batteries for each member of the family
Portable radio and (7 sets) batteries
First aid book and kit including bandages, antiseptic, tape, compresses, aspirin and aspirin-free pain reliever, anti-diarrhea medications, antacid, Syrup of Ipecac (used to promote vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center)
Mosquito repellant & citronella candles
Fire extinguisher (small canister, ABC type)
Instant tire sealer
Whistle and/or distress flag
Two coolers (one to keep food; one to go get ice)
Plastic tarp, screening, tools and nails, etc.
Water purification kit (tablets, chlorine (plain) and iodine)
Infant necessities (medicine, sterile water, diapers, ready formula, bottles)
Clean-up supplies (mop, buckets, towels, disinfectant)
Camera and film
Non-electric can opener
Extra batteries for camera, flashlights, radio, portable TV & lamps, etc.
Garbage can or bucket with tight-fitting lid and kitty litter (for emergency toilet)
Plastic trash bags
Toilet paper, paper towels and pre-moistened towelettes or baby wipes

IF YOU EVACUATE, YOU SHOULD TAKE:
Pillows, blankets, sleeping bags or air mattresses
Extra clothing, shoes, eyeglasses, etc.
Folding chairs, lawn chairs or cots
Personal hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
Quiet games, books, playing cards and favorite toys for children
Important papers and irreplaceable keepsakes (driver’s license, special medical information, insurance policies and property inventories, photographs)

PRECIOUS COMMODIETIES BEFORE & AFTER A STORM:
Cash (With no power, banks may be closed; checks and credit cards unaccepted, and ATMs may not be operational)
Charcoal, wooden matches and grill (do not use indoors)
Ice
A corded phone that does not require electricity

PET SURVIVAL KIT:
Proper ID collar and rabies tag/license
Vaccination paperwork
Carrier or cage (large enough for your pet to move around)
Leash
Ample food supply (at least two weeks)
Water
Water/food bowls
Any necessary medication
Specific care instructions
Newspapers, cat litter, scoop, plastic trash bags for holding waste
Proper ID on all belongings
Photo of you and your pet
A comfort item such as a favorite toy or blanket
Non-electric can opener

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 BELOW IS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION TO HELP WITH YOUR HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS PLANS.  EACH CATEGORY HAS A LINK TO HELPFUL INFORMATION OR CHECKLISTS

 

hurricane preparedness

hurricane preparedness for people with disabilities

hurricane preparedness for our pets

family plan form

family plan cards

supplies kit checklist

floods preparedness

disaster relief aid