This is not designed to be exhaustive list for you or your family – it is designed to help you prepare in the event of an impending storm.
Remember to check and replace these items periodically, as they have expiration dates.
Store your hurricane food supplies in a cool, dry place, and ensure they are easily accessible in case of an emergency. Additionally, make sure you have a manual can opener or a suitable tool to open canned foods if needed.
Freeze as many ice containers as you can.
Clean bath tub and fill with water to boil if water supply should be contaminated or reduced.
Bottled water (1 gallon per person per day) Sports drinks (for electrolytes) Instant coffee or tea Juice boxes or pouches
Baby food jars or pouches Infant formula Diapers and wipes
Gluten-free or allergy-friendly foods if necessary Ensure you have food suitable for any dietary restrictions in your family
Portable camping stove or grill with fuel – fill propane tanks Disposable plates, cups, and utensils Manual can opener Cooking pots and pans Eating and serving utensils
If you have pets, don’t forget to pack enough food for them as well
Salt, pepper, and other seasonings Sugar and sweeteners Cooking oil Aluminum foil Ziplock bags for food storage Garbage bags and trash cans
Shelter Check List
Creating a hurricane shelter list is crucial for ensuring your safety during a storm. Here’s a checklist of items to pack if you need to evacuate to a hurricane shelter.
Remember to regularly check and refresh your hurricane shelter kit, especially for items with expiration dates. Keep this list in a waterproof container and store it in an easily accessible place so you can grab it quickly in the event of an evacuation.
Driver’s license or ID card Passport Social security card Birth certificates Marriage certificate Insurance policies (home, auto, health) Medical records and prescriptions Bank account information
Several changes of clothing Sturdy, comfortable shoes Rain gear (poncho or waterproof jacket) Hat and gloves Blankets or sleeping bags Pillow Towels and washcloths Personal hygiene products Eyeglasses or contact lenses and supplies Hearing aids and batteries (if applicable) Special items for infants or elderly family members
First aid kit with bandages, antiseptic, and basic medical supplies Prescription medications (enough for at least one week) Over the counter medications (pain relievers, antacids, etc.)
Non-perishable food items (see previous list) Can opener (manual) Bottled water (at least one gallon per person per day) Reusable water bottles Baby formula and supplies (if needed) Special dietary items (if needed)
Battery operated or hand crank NOAA weather radio Flashlights with extra batteries Cell phone with charger and a portable charger (consider a solar charger) Important phone numbers and contacts list
Cash in small denominations Credit / debit cards Valuables (jewelry, etc.)
Entertainment items (books, games, puzzles) Notepad and pen Multi-tool or Swiss army knife
Toys, books, or games to keep children occupied Comfort items like a favorite stuffed animal or blanket
Wipes, wash cloths, towels Hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol Liquid / bar of bath soap
Any additional items required for family members with disabilities or special needs
Pet food and water Leash and collar with ID tag Crate or carrier Litter box and litter (for cats) Medications and vaccination records
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