Hurricane season runs from June 1 – November 30 and it’s always a good idea to be prepared.

Have a Plan and Maintain an Emergency Kit containing:

  • Water: Enough for drinking, cooking and sanitation purposes
  • Food: Non-perishable packaged or canned food and juices, snacks and foods
  • Cooking Supplies:  Manual can opener, cooking tools and fuel, paper plates and plastic utensils.
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Pillows, blankets and/or sleeping bags
  • Clothing: Complete change of clothes suitable for the current climate and include sturdy shoes to protect feet from debris or other sharp objects post-storm.
  • First Aid Kit, Prescription Medication and Other Medicines: People with health issues may need to carry written instructions for care and medication (including medication dosages), a list of medical devices and a list of current doctors.
  • Radio: Battery operated and NOAA weather radio.
  • Toiletries 
  • Cleaning Supplies: Garbage bags, moisture wipes, and other items.
  • Cash: Banks and ATMs may not be open or available for extended periods following a disaster.
  • Important documents: Store all critical documents in a waterproof container and save electronically. Documents like insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.
  • Special Items: Assess all family member needs. Plan for infants, elderly and individuals with access and functional needs (i.e. medical items, baby bottles, etc.)
  • Pet Care Items: Proper identification, immunization records, ample supply of food and water, carrier or cage, medications, muzzle and leash, and a photo of you and your pet together to validate ownership.

Know Where to Find Shelter and Stay Connected.

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