When Storms & Hurricanes Threaten
Be proactive by maintaining a Basic Emergency Kit. Be sure to take into account how many people are in your household and stock your emergency kit accordingly.
Visit Florida Division of Emergency Management’s website to learn more about storm preparedness or to set up your own “Family Disaster Plan.”
- Water — at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days
- Food — at least enough for 3 to 7 days
- non-perishable packaged or canned food / juices
- foods for infants or the elderly
- snack foods
- non-electric can opener
- cooking tools / fuel
- paper plates / plastic utensils
- Blankets / Pillows, etc.
- Clothing – seasonal / rain gear / sturdy shoes
- First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs
- Special Items — for babies and the elderly
- Toiletries — hygiene items
- Moisture wipes
- Flashlight / Batteries
- Radio — Battery operated and NOAA weather radio
- Cash — Banks and ATMs may not be open or available for extended periods.
- Toys, Books and Games
- Important documents — in a waterproof container
- insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.
- document all valuables with videotape if possible
- Tools — keep a set with you during the storm
- Vehicle fuel tanks filled
- Pet care items
- proper identification / immunization records
- ample supply of food and water
- a carrier or cage
- muzzle and leash