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Hurricane Survival Kit

The most important part of your hurricane plan is a Hurricane Kit, that includes the basic life support you will need after a disaster. Prepare to be self sufficient for at least 3 days to two weeks. Learn more at www.noaa.gov

Here’s a thorough hurricane kit list of Survival Materials:

Food/Water *

Bottled water ( 1 gallon per day per person) for 14 days*

Manual can opener*

Non-perishable foods:*

  • Canned meat, fish, fruit and vegetables
  • Bread in moisture proof packaging
  • Cookies, candy, dried fruit
  • Canned soups, & milk
  • Powdered or single serve drinks
  • Cereal bars
  • Package condiments
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Instant coffee & tea

Flashlight (1 per person) *

Portable battery powered lanterns

Glass enclosed candles

Battery powered radio or TV

Battery operated alarm clock

Extra batteries, including hearing aids

Ice chest and ice

First Aid Kit-including aspirin, antibiotic cream, and antacids

Mosquito repellent

Sun screen (45 SPF recommended)

Waterproof matches/butane lighter

Money*

Plain bleach or water purification tablets

Disposable plates, glasses, and Utensils

Maps of the area with landmarks on it

Cooking :

  • Sterno
  • Portable camp stove or grill
  • Stove fuel or charcoal, lighter fluid
  • Disposable eating utensils, plates & cups
  • Napkins & paper towels
  • Aluminum foil
  • Oven mitts

Personal Supplies:

  • Prescriptions ( 1month supply)*
  • Photo copies of prescriptions*
  • Toilet paper
  • Entertainment: books, magazines, card games, etc*
  • Soap and detergent
  • Toiletries*
  • Bedding: pillows, sleeping bag*
  • Clothing for a few days*
  • Rain ponchos, and work gloves
  • Extra glasses or contact lenses

Babies:

  • Disposable diapers*
  • Formula, food and medication*

Documents:

  • Photo copies of prescriptions
  • Photo identification*
  • Proof of occupancy of residence (utility bills)
  • Medical history or information
  • Waterproof container for document storage
  • Back-up disks of your home computer files
  • Copy of your insurance polices
  • claims inormation for your home and car insurer
  • Camera & film

Pet Supplies:

  • Dry & canned food for two weeks per pet
  • Water (1/2 gallon per day per pet)
  • Litter box supplies
  • Traveling Cage per pet

Other Necessities:

  • Tools: hammer, wrenches, screw drivers, nails, saw
  • Trash bags (lots of them)
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Plastic drop cloth
  • Mosquito netting
  • ABC rated fire extinguisher
  • Masking or duct tape
  • Outdoor extension cords
  • Spray paint to identify your home if necessary
  • One of your home phones (many people lost theirs during Andrew, even though their phone service still worked)

* If you are planning to evacuate be sure to at least take these items.

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