Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Disaster Supply Kit

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

Telephones - Fully charged cell phone with extra battery and a traditional (not cordless) telephone set

Cash (with some small bills) and Credit Cards - Banks and ATMs may not be available for extended periods


Toys, Books and Games

Important documents - in a waterproof container or watertight resealable plastic bag

— insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.

Tools - keep a set with you during the storm

Vehicle fuel tanks filled

Pet care items

— proper identification / immunization records / medications

— ample supply of food and water

— a carrier or cage

— muzzle and leash


Hurricane Survival Kit

Hurricane Survival Kit

by Dr. Rick Knabb Essential Items

During a hurricane, and possibly for days or even weeks afterward, electricity and other utilities might not be available. Debris and/or water might block the roads, preventing vehicles from getting in our out of your neighborhood. Help might not reach you for days after the hurricane, so you’ll need to be completely self-sufficient during that period.

Here are some of the most critical supplies to have on hand, well before a hurricane threatens:

At least a 3-day and preferably a 7-day supply of water (one gallon per person per day)

Non-perishable food

Formula, diapers, and other baby supplies

Manual can opener

First aid kit

Prescription and non-prescription medicines


Cell phones and battery-powered cell phone chargers

Battery-powered radios and flashlights

Plenty of batteries

Extra cash

Blankets, sleeping bags, books, and games (especially if evacuating)

More Hurricane Preparedness Articles:

Prepare for a Tropical Storm or Hurricane

Hurricane and Tropical Storm Warnings

When a Hurricane Threatens

WeatherReady - Protect Your Home from Hurricanes
Red Cross 

Survival Gear and Kits

Choose your survival kits wisely and have a plan implemented for any disaster scenario.