HURRICANE SUPPLIES CHECKLIST WILL KEEP YOU PREPARED – OFFICIAL FLORIDA KEYS HURRICANE GUIDE

Going through your hurricane supplies to ensure you have everything? Or, are you getting yourself ready for the first time? Spend some time thinking about what to get if you need to leave the house, and what you need to be properly supplied if you stay behind for a lesser storm. Remember those handy tools, jugs of water and some battery powered lights. (Here’s your full checklist.)

Food

Gas or charcoal for the grill
Manual can opener
Non-perishable foods such as
CARBS – crackers, cereal, popcorn, chips
VEGETABLES & FRUIT – canned vegetables and fruit
PROTEIN – canned tuna, soup or stew, peanut butter, beef jerky, canned sausage, nuts or ham
Staples such as salt, pepper, sugar, mustard
Drinking water, sports drinks
Instant coffee
Red Bull

The Basics

First aid kit
Sunscreen
Mosquito repellent
Acetaminophen
Prescription medicines
A watertight, easy-to-carry container to store essentials and paperwork

Tools & Supplies

Cash
Bleach
Gasoline
Gloves
Disposable respirators / face masks
Masks
Propane gas
Coolers
Heavy-duty garbage bags
Battery-operated charging pack for cellphone
Tools, such as a saw, rake, machete, pruning sheers, power drill, utility knife
Duct tape, screws, nails, tarps, buckets
Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils
NOAA weather radio with extra batteries
Enough flashlights for everyone with extra batteries
Matches in a waterproof container
Napkins, paper towels
Aluminum foil
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Work clothes, heavy shoes, hat, sunglasses
Towels, bedding

Sanitation

Toilet paper, towelettes
Soap, liquid detergent
Feminine supplies
Tooth brush, toothpaste, hair brush, shaving supplies

Special needs items

Remember family members with special needs, such as infants and elderly or disabled persons
Infant needs: formula, bottles, baby food, diapers, rash cream, fever medicine, decongestant, anti-diarrhea medicine
Pets: papers, leash, collar with ID, crate, food, bowls, litter, bed

Important documents

(Keep these documents in a waterproof, portable container)
Will, insurance policies, contracts, deeds, stocks and bonds
Passports, social security cards, immunization records
Bank account numbers
Credit card account numbers and companies
Important telephone numbers
Family records (birth, marriage and death certificates)
Proof of occupancy
Pictures of your home pre-storm (for insurance purposes)

Disaster kit tips

Water: Store water in sanitized bathtubs, washing machines and water heaters. Have at least one gallon of water per person, per day, for seven days.
Cooking: Do not use charcoal or gas grills indoors.
Do not run generators indoors.


Evacuation Supplies

Gas cans (preferably filled)
Important papers and photo albums
Important recovery tools (chainsaw, drills, etc.)
Pet crates
Masks, gloves and sanitizer
Immediate supplies of food, clothing, toiletries, medications, etc.

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