Hurricane Emergency Preparedness

Preparing for a Hurricane

    According to FEMA, to prepare for a hurricane you should take the following measures.
  • Make plans to secure your property.  Permanent storm shutters offer the best protection for windows. A second option is to board up windows with 5./8" marine plywood, cut to fit and ready to install.  Tape does not prevent windows from breaking.
  • Install straps or additional clips to securely fasten your roof to the frame struct inc.
  • This will reduce 1 roof damage.
  • Be sure trees and bushes around your home are well trimmed.
  • Clear loose and clogged rain gutters and downspouts.
  • Determine how and where to secure your boat.
  • Consider building a safe room.

Hurricane Emergency Kit

Bottled water (1 gallon per day per person) for 14 days
Manual can opener
Non-perishable foods:
Canned meat, fish, fruit and vegetables
Bread in moisture proof packaging
Cookies, candy, dried fruit
Canned soups & milk
Powdered or single serve drinks
Cereal bars
Package condiments
Peanut butter and jelly
Instant coffee & tea
Flashlight (1 per person)
Portable battery powered lanterns
Glass enclosed candles
Battery powered radio or TV
Battery operated alarm clock
Extra batteries, including hearing aids
Ice chest and ice
First Aid Kit
Mosquito repellent   
Waterproof matches / butane lighter   
Money
Plain bleach or water purification tablets Disposable plates, glasses, and utensils
Maps of the area with landmarks on it
Cooking:
Portable camp stove or grills
Stove fuel charcoal. Lighter fluid
Disposable c-alhm utensils, plates & cups
Napkins & paper towels
Aluminum foil
Oven mitts
Personal Supplies:
Prescriptions (month supply)
Photo copies of prescriptions
Toilet paper
Soap and determent
Toiletries
Bedding: pillows, sleeping bag
Clothing for a few days
Rain ponchos and work gloves
Extra glasses or contact lenses
Babies:
Disposable diapers
Formula, food and medication
Documents:
Photo copies of prescriptions
Photo identification
Proof of occupancy of residence (utility bills)
Medical history or information
Waterproof container for document storage
Back-up disks of your home computer files
Camera
Pet Supplies:
Dry and canned food for two weeks
Water (% gallon per day)
Litter box supplies
Traveling Cage
Other Necessities:
Tools: hammer, wrenches, screw drivers, nails, saw
Trash bags (large amount)
Cleaning Supplies
Plastic Drop Cloth
Mosquito netting
ABC rated fire extinguisher
Masking or duct tape
Outdoor extension cords)