Hurricane Tips

We have compiled a list of tips and a checklist of things that should be done in case of a hurricane. Click on the arrows to learn more.

Planning Ahead:

  • Create and know your family preparedness plan
  • Evaluate your home’s risk
  • Trim Trees
  • Test generators regularly
  • Gas for Generator
  • List & photograph of home inventory & valuables

Medical, Safety & Communication:

  • First Aid Kit
  • At least 1 flashlight
  • Battery powered radio
  • Extra Batteries
  • 7-day supply of medications
  • Contact Information for Local Emergency Resources
  • Small Fire Extinguisher

Food & Water (3-7 day supply):

  • Water – at least 1 gallon per person, per day
  • Additional water for washing & food preparation
  • Freeze water in containers to keep cold longer without electricity
  • Non-perishable foods
  • Non-electric can opener
  • Plastic/paper plates, bowls, cups & utensils

Hygiene & Living:

  • Disinfectant wipes, Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper and paper towels
  • Garbage bags
  • Travel size soaps, shampoos
  • Toothbrushes, toothpaste
  • Towels
  • Blankets

Children / Babies:

  • Formula, baby food
  • Powdered milk
  • Diapers
  • Bottles
  • Activities for children:  Books, puzzles, board games
  • Coloring books & crayons, toys


  • 7 days of food and water
  • Water/food bowls
  • Pet medications, first aid kit
  • Litter and box for cats
  • Leash or harness
  • Toys


  • Cash (in small bills)
  • Important documents in waterproof bag
  • Tools
  • Fill up gas in vehicles
  • Car charger for Cell phone

Most commonly forgotten items:

  • Photos of pet (in case of separation)
  • Toilet paper
  • Plastic utensils
  • Cash

When a Hurricane is approaching:

  • Secure your home
  • Turn refrigerator to its coldest settin
  • Fill tub with extra water
  • Keep emergency supplies close by
  • Turn off propane tanks
  • Listen for updates
  • Stay indoors – head to safe location if necessary (Choose a small interior room on the lowest level of the home) A hallway or closet might be the best choice!


  • Opening the fridge if you can (using a separate cooler can help)
  • Opening any doors or windows until you know the storm is over
  • Leaving your safe location

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