Plastic sheeting and duct tape (to shelter in place).
Moist towelettes,garbage bags and plastic ties (for personal sanitation).
Local maps,especially if cell towers are damaged and there is no internet access.
Rain gear and sturdy shoes.
What should be in a hurricane disaster supply kit?
Hurricane Supply Kit. Remember to print hard copy of any documents you need – instructions, tips or anything in case you have no power. Water – at least 1 gallon daily per person for 7 to 10 days. Katrina and Wilma should have emphasized the importance of having sufficient water on hand. Don’t forget some for your pets.
What do you need to be prepared for hurricane season?
Create an emergency plan. One of the most important steps to preparing for hurricane season is creating your family’s emergency plan,including your evacuation route.
Secure your home.
Prepare an emergency kit.
Check your insurance policies.
Keep an inventory of your belongings.
Keep important documents somewhere safe.
Keep a hurricane checklist on hand.
What to do before, during and after a hurricane?
Build or restock an emergency preparedness kit. Be sure to include key items like a flashlight,batteries,cash and first aid supplies.
Bring in items,such as outdoor furniture,that the wind can blow away.
Have drinking water ready for use.
Be sure to keep your primary vehicle in good working condition and keep the gas tank full. Stock it with emergency supplies and a fresh change of clothes.
Plan how to communicate with family members if you lose power – even consider building an emergency communication plan.
Turn off propane tanks and unplug small appliances. Click here for more information on how to practice electrical safety during flooding.