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HURRICANE SUPPLY LIST

General Hurricane Supply List
Have a two week supply of each item for every person in your home.
Water
• 18 1/2 gallons of water per person (1/2 gallon for drinking, 2 gallons for bathing)
• Store water in clean plastic containers
Food
Purchase foods that require no refrigeration and little preparation, such as:
• Ready-to-eat canned food
• Canned juices, milk, soup (if powdered, store extra water)
• Snacks: cookies, cereals, etc.
• Soft drinks, instant coffee, tea
• Lots of ice (you can freeze your water supply)
For Baby
• Formula, bottles, powdered milk, jarred baby foods
• Diapers, moist towelettes and special medications
For Pets
• Newspapers or cat litter
• Moist canned foods (to preserve water)
• Plastic sheets to cover floor of pet’s room
Medicine
• First Aid Kit
• Rubbing alcohol
• Aspirin, non-aspirin reliever, antacid
• Extra prescription medication (especially for heart problems and diabetes)
• Ask you your physician how to store prescription medication
Personal Items
• Toilet paper, towels, soap, shampoo
• Personal and feminine hygiene products
• Denture needs, contact lenses and an extra pair of eyeglasses
• Sun protection, insect repellent
Other Supplies
• Battery-operated radio, flashlights, non-electric can opener, extra batteries
• Charcoal, waterproof matches, extra propane gas for grills (use grills outside only)
• ABC-rated fire extinguisher in a small canister
• Portable cooler
• Plenty of absorbent towels, plastic trash bags
• Wind-up or battery operated clock
• Tarp or sheet plastic, duct tape, hammer and nails for temporary roof repairs
• Cleaning supplies such as chlorine bleach
• Aluminum foil, paper napkins and plates, plastic cups
• Can of spray paint (can be used to identify your home by insurance adjusters in case it’s damaged)
• At least one change of clothing per person, sturdy shoes, hat and work gloves
• Pillows and blankets or sleeping bags