Hurricane Check List

Be prepared for whatever storms season throws our way ahead of time. Having your hurricane supplies ahead of time will save you the frustration of hitting the stores right before a storm hits. And some of these items can be useful on a regular stormy summer evening as well. Plus, there are lots of things you can do around your home now to save you time when you need it.

HURRICANE KIT - Checklist

  • Flashlights & extra bulbs
  • Battery-operated radio
  • Battery-operated lanterns
  • Batteries (in different sizes!)  
  • Matches 
  • First aid kit
  • Duct tape
  • Rain gear
  • Clock (wind-up or battery-powered)
  • Plastic garbage bags
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Scissors
  • Can Opener
  • Clean clothes
  • Extra blankets
  • Heavy gloves 
  • Bottled water (1 gallon/person/day) 
  • Bottled juice

HOUSE CHECKLIST

  • Remove outdoor items
  • Trim dead branches from trees
  • Board up windows
  • Fill gas tanks and extra containers
  • Get extra cash
  • Move furniture away from windows
  • Store important documents in waterproof containers
  • Extra supply of medicines

MEDICAL NEEDS

  • Medic-alert tags
  • Insect-repellent sprays
  • Feminine hygiene items
  • Sunscreen
  • Soap
  • First aid kit
  • Prescription medication
  • Over-the-counter medication
  • Children's medicine
  • Bandages
  • Adhesive tape
  • Antiseptic solution
  • Thermometer
  • Tweezers

PREPARE YOUR PET

  • Your pet will need more than a bag of food in a storm.
  • Water for your pet for 3-7 days  
  • Non-perishable food
  • Crate/carrier/tank
  • Leash (non-extendable)
  • Collar and/or harness
  • Favorite Toy
  • Blanket or pillow
  • Clean litter box
  • Updated shots and medical records
  • Microchip with up-to-date contant info
  • Any medications
  • Tags
  • Puppy training pads
  • Heartworm preventatives