Hurricane Supply Kits & Preparation Guide

Hurricane Supply Kits & Preparation Guide

Now that we are entering the most active part of hurricane season we need to start planning and preparing. It is recommended that you get a disaster supply kit ready.

Items recommended to be included according to the Florida Depart of Emergency Management:

  • 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
  • Cash – Banks and ATMs may not be open or available for extended periods
  • Keys
  • Toys, Books and Games
  • Important documents – in a waterproof container – insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.
  • Document all valuables with videotape if possible
  • Tools – keep a set with you during the storm
  • Vehicle fuel tanks filled

Pet care items:

  • Proper identification / immunization records
  • Ample supply of food and water
  • A carrier or cage
  • Medications
  • Muzzle and leash

Additional information can be found at:

Pasco County evacuation zone map — click here

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