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Disaster Survival Kit

The most important part of your hurricane plan is a Hurricane Kit, which includes basic items you will need after a disaster. Each person needs to be prepared to take care of all of his or her own needs for at least 3 days up to two weeks. Here’s a list of a thorough hurricane kit. If you are planning to evacuate be sure to at least take the items in red.

Food & Water

  • Bottled Water (1 Gallon per person per day) for at least 3 Days
  • Manual Can Opener
  • Non-Perishable Foods (Canned Foods, Spaghetti, Soup, Stews, Canned Meat & Vegetables, Bread in Moisture Proof Packaging, Cookies, Candy, Dried Fruit, Canned Soups, & Milk, Powdered or Single Serve Drinks, Cereal Bars, Package Condiments, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Instant Coffee & Tea)
  • Ice Chest & Ice
  • Plain Bleach or Water Purification Tablets
  • Disposable Plates, Glasses and Utensils
  • Portable Camp Stove or Grill
  • Stove Fuel or Charcoal, Lighter Fluid
  • Napkins & Paper Towels
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Plastic Grocery & Trash Bags (lots of them)
  • Health Supplies

  • Extra Prescription Medicine (or Refill Information)
  • First Aid Kit (Bandages, Gauze, Tape, Scissors, Antiseptic Spray, Antibiotic Ointment, Hydrogen Peroxide, Rubbing Alcohol, Aspirin)
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Sunscreen (45 SPF Recommended)
  • Sunglasses
  • Extra Pair of Eyeglasses or Contact Lenses
  • Hearing Aid or Other Special Items
  • Soap and Detergent
  • Equipment

  • Flashlight (1 per Person)
  • Portable Battery Powered Lanterns
  • Glass Enclosed Candles
  • Battery Powered Radio or TV
  • Battery Operated Alarm Clock
  • Extra Batteries
  • Waterproof Matches/Butane Lighter
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Spray Paint to Identify Your Home if Necessary
  • Phone that does not Require Electric Outlet
  • Tools (Hammer, Wrenches, Screw Drivers, Nails, Saw)
  • Tarp, Rope & Duct Tape
  • Work Gloves
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Documents

  • Cash Money
  • Photo Copies of Prescriptions
  • Driver's License or Photo Identification
  • Evacuation Map
  • Waterproof Container for Document Storage
  • Deeds/Titles to Property
  • Proof of Occupancy of Residence (Utility Bills)
  • Extra Car & House Keys
  • Back-up Disks of Computer Files
  • Important Phone Numbers
  • Important Papers Including Insurance Policies, Warrantees
  • Birth Certificates, Marriage Licenses
  • Medical History or Information
  • List of Family Physicians
  • Immunization Records
  • Name, Address and Telephone Number of Out-of-Area Contact Person
  • Camera & Film
  • Personal Supplies

  • Bedding (Pillows, Sleeping Bag)
  • Clothing for a Few Days
  • Toiletries (Soap, Shampoo, Towels)
  • Entertainment (Books, Magazines, Card Games)
  • Rain Ponchos & Work Gloves
  • Toilet Paper
  • Babies

  • Formula & Food
  • Medication
  • Disposable Diapers
  • Pets

  • Water (1/2 gallon per day)
  • Dry & Canned Food for One Week
  • Vaccination Records
  • Pet Carrier
  • Bowls
  • Leashes
  • Litter box Supplies

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    • by James Location: NYC on Sep 30, 2011 at 04:56 PM
      Here is a good sample hurricane survival shopping list http://shopglider.com/shopping-list/Collection-Templates/1/Hurricane-Survival-Kit/
    • by Jenny Location: Graceville, FL on Aug 23, 2008 at 11:32 AM
      This list is very helpful and informative.-Thanks!
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