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Hurricane Preparedness LIST


urricane season officially starts on June 1. Don’t get caught unprepared. Here is a list of essential items to have on hand just in case. Keep in mind this list is not comprehensive; your family may have different requirements. Saved food and water should be replaced each year. Even canned food and bottled water can go bad.

General Items Flashlight(s) Rechargeable batteries or extra batteries Solar-powered battery and phone charger Battery-operated radio and lantern(s) Candles, matches / lighters First-aid kit (incl. antibiotic ointment) Manual can opener Camp stove and fuel / sterno / kettle Solar oven / Rocket stove (see YouTube) Disposable plates, cups, silverware Bagged ice (keep items in fridge cool) Water for food prep, flushing toilets, and bathing Prescription and non-prescription medications (such as aspirin, antacid, laxative, anti-diarrhea, vitamins, etc.) Full tank of gas for evacuation

Extra cash, extra blankets, rain gear

as toothbrush, toothpaste, deoderant, etc.

Food (prepare for minimum of 3 days)

Don’t forget about food, water, and medication for your pets.

Drinking water - min. 1 gal / person / day Water purification tablets (if told to boil tap water) Ready-to-eat canned food (single serving is best) Foods that don’t require refrigeration or cooking (think PB&J, pasta, dried soup mixes, dried fruit, energy bars, snacks, comfort foods, etc.) Instant coffee, tea, canned juices Pedialyte for hydration restoration Baby food / formula

For info on local shelters, important phone numbers, and other hurricanerelated info, visit and click on the “Hurricane Preparedness 2017” image. Print out info ahead of time and keep with your supplies.

Personal Hygiene Toilet paper, paper towels Hand sanitizer, baby wipes / towelettes Feminine supplies Daily items such

Visit for info on local shelters and important phone numbers.


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