Hurricane Emergency Plan
The National Weather Service advises following:
Disaster Supplies Kit Should Include:
- Post emergency telephone numbers by the phone.
- Install safety features in your house, such as smoke detectors and fire extinguishers.
- Inspect your home for potential hazards (items that can move, fall, break or catch fire) and correct them.
Have your family learn basic safety measures, such as CPR and first aid; how to use a fire extinguisher;
and how and when to turn off water, gas and electricity in your home.
- Teach children how and when to call 911 or your local Emergency Medical Services number.
Keep enough supplies in your home for at least 3 days. Assemble a disaster supplies kit. Store these
supplies in sturdy, easy-to-carry containers, such as backpacks or duffle bags. Keep important documents
in a waterproof container. Keep a smaller disaster supplies kit in the trunk of your car.
- A 3-day supply of water (one gallon per person, per day)
- Food that won’t spoil
- One change of clothing and shoes per person
- Prescription medicines
- One blanket or sleeping bag per person
- First-aid kit
- Battery-powered NWR and a portable radio
- Emergency tools
- Flashlight, extra batteries
- Extra set of car keys and a credit card or cash
- Special items for infant, elderly or disabled family members
Source: National Weather Service - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Last modified: 20100308