Hurricane and Disaster Preparedness

Be Aware. Be Prepared. As hurricane season begins, we encourage you to gather supplies and create a Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Kit. When a disaster hits, having the right emergency supplies can mean the difference between life and death. Be ready for whatever storm lies ahead by packing these supplies in a ready-to-go fashion.

Checklist:

  • Water (When in doubt, have more than enough water. A general tip is 1 gallon per person per day)
  • Medications
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries (Gather enough batteries for a three-day supply)
  • Matches
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Non-perishable food (Family members will each need enough food for three days)
  • Personal toiletry items
  • First aid kit
  • Battery-powered or hand-cranked radio
  • Sleeping bags/blankets
  • Essentials for your pets
  • Whistle

Tips:

  • Select a waterproof container/bag for all supplies.
  • Gather important documents and store a stash of cash.
  • Make an emergency plan.
  • Store your emergency kit in a safe place.
  • Adjust your kit and plan as your family structure changes.
  • Keep a local map in your kit to follow evacuation routes.
  • Stay informed with social media and/or local news media.
  • Keep an extra cell phone and charger on-hand.

Look in your weekly ad for the Hurricane Preparedness Icon placed with suggested supplies.