hurricane / emergency preparedness kit

Hurricane season is upon us in Southwest Florida – are you prepared?

  • Water

    A minimum of one gallon per person per day for at least three days. Remember your pets need water, too.
  • Food

    Minimum of a three-day supply of non-perishable foods. Remember your pets, too.
    • Manual can opener
    • Baby food and formula
    • Powdered milk
    • Canned meat, fruit, vegetables, box juices, etc.
  • Electronics

    • Battery-powered or hand-cranked radio
    • Flashlight with extra batteries
    • Cell phone with charger (solar charger if possible)
  • First Aid/Sanitation

    • Seven-day supply of prescription medications
    • Latex gloves
    • Sterile dressings
    • Antibiotic ointment
    • Burn ointment
    • Adhesive bandages  in various sizes
    • Eye wash solution
    • Thermometer
    • Prescribed medical supplies (glucose and blood pressure monitors and supplies)
    • Aspirin or non-aspirin pain relievers
    • Anti-diarrhea medication
    • Laxative
    • Scissors, tweezers
    • Petroleum jelly
    • Sun screen, bug spray
    • Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties for personal sanitation
    • Toothbrush, tooth paste, toilet paper, soap, shampoo
    • Whistle to signal for help
    • Diapers
    • Glasses
  • Tools / Cleanup Supplies

    • Hammer
    • Scissors
    • Screw drivers
    • Pliers
    • Wrench
    • Saw
    • Matches (store in waterproof bag) or lighters
    • Dusk mask, plastic sheeting, and duct tape
    • Bleach
  • Documents / Money

    hurricane / emergency preparedness kitThere are things you can do to prepare prior to a storm to protect yourself and your family. Put together a basic hurricane kit and store contents in one place. You could even use a large plastic container with a tight-fitting lid. Contents of your hurricane kit should include:
    • Cash, checks, or travelers checks
    • Insurance policies
    • Identification
    • Bank account records in a portable, waterproof container.
    Click here to view a printable Emergency Financial First Aid Kit developed by Operation Hope, FEMA, and Citizen Corps