Disaster Supply List

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Posted on May 21, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Updated Tuesday, May 29 at 5:28 PM

Here’s what you need to have on hand if a hurricane comes our way. Some items will be in short supply in the days before landfall, so it’s best to stock up in advance:

  • Water - at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days; Also fill bathtub and other containers; Gator Aid is good to fend off dehydration
  • Food - at least enough for 3 to 7 days: non-perishable packaged or canned food;  juices; foods for infants or elderly family members; snack foods; food for special diets
  • Non-electric can opener
  • Cooking tools / fuel
  • Paper plates and cups, plastic utensils
  • Bedding: Blankets , Pillows, etc.
  • Clothing
  • Rain gear
  • Sturdy shoes
  • First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs
  • Toiletries / Hygiene items / Moisture wipes / Dry shampoo 
  • Flashlight / Batteries / Lantern
  • Radio: Battery operated and NOAA weather radio
  • Telephones: Fully charged cell phone with extra battery; chargers; traditional (not cordless) telephone set
  • Cash (with some small bills) and Credit Cards: Banks and ATMs may not be available for extended periods
  • Important documents: Place in a waterproof container or watertight resealable plastic bag: Should include insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, prescriptions, etc.
  • Tools: Keep a set with you during the storm
  • Gas: Fill up your vehicles several days before landfall is expected; Gas stations could lose power during a storm and supply trucks may not be able to reach the area
  • Pet care items: proper identification / immunization records / medications; ample supply of food and water; a carrier or cage; muzzle and/ or leash; click here for complete pet checklist
  • Bleach (without lemon or any other additives)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Keys
  • Toys, books and games for children
  • Duct tape

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