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Hurricane Prep

Hurricane Prep Supply Checklist

To assemble your kit store items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supplies kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag.

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

  1. Water (one gallon per person per day for several days, for drinking and sanitation)
  2. Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food)
  3. Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
  4. Flashlight
  5. First aid kit
  6. Extra batteries
  7. Whistle (to signal for help)
  8. Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air)
  9. Plastic sheeting and duct tape (to shelter in place)
  10. Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties (for personal sanitation)
  11. Wrench or pliers (to turn off utilities)
  12. Manual can opener (for food)
  13. Local maps
  14. Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery

 

Additional Emergency Supplies

Since Spring of 2020, the CDC has recommended people include additional items in their kits to help prevent the spread of coronavirus or other viruses and the flu.

Consider adding the following items to your emergency supply kit based on your individual needs:

  1. Masks (for everyone ages 2 and above), soap, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes to disinfect surfaces
  2. Prescription medications
  3. Non-prescription medications such as pain relievers, anti-diarrhea medication, antacids or laxatives
  4. Prescription eyeglasses and contact lens solution
  5. Infant formula, bottles, diapers, wipes and diaper rash cream
  6. Pet food and extra water for your pet
  7. Cash or traveler's checks
  8. Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records saved electronically or in a waterproof, portable container
  9. Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person
  10. Complete change of clothing appropriate for your climate and sturdy shoes
  11. Fire extinguisher
  12. Matches in a waterproof container
  13. Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
  14. Mess kits, paper cups, plates, paper towels and plastic utensils
  15. Paper and pencil
  16. Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children

 

Links: 

https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

https://weather.com/

 

Utilities:

https://www.gru.com/

https://www.clayelectric.com/

https://www.esfi.org/home-disaster-safety#HurricaneElectricalSafety

 

Emergency Management:

https://www.alachuacounty.us/depts/em/pages/em.aspx

https://dixieemergency.org/

https://gilchrist.fl.us/emergency-operations/

http://www.marionso.com/emergency-management

https://www.levydisaster.com/

 

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