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Hurricane Preparations

Checklist of supplies to buy and preparations to do before a hurricane or storm.

 

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Hurricane Emergency Kit
 

  

EMERGENCY PREPARATIONS BEFORE THE STORM

• Water supplies. Fill all bottles, bathtub and containers. Verify Clorox in house.
• Supply of batteries (including camera batteries)
• Update pictures of home contents
• Backup computer files
• Verify chorine supplies
• Verify gun and ammo supplies
• Wash all clothing and sheets
• Verify pet medications, if applicable
• Verify prescription supplies, if applicable (enough for one month)
• Check pet friendly shelters and hotels
• Call family and friends to notify of intentions
• Supply of tape/tapes
• Email important documents to self or a friend
• Take new pictures of yard, house, house contents and car contents
• Verify roofing nails and nail supplies
• Verify shutter hardware location
• Make ice

 

Prepare Your YARD

• Clear yard of all unsecured items
• Clear out screened enclosure
• Walk down the fence line. Nail the weak boards as required.
• Secure the fence gates but don't lock
• Position sand bags at front door, side door and garage door
• Install window protection
• Remove mail box
• Mow the grass
• Super chlorinate the pool, add water to pool, remove scupper cover
• Inspect roof integrity. Repair as required.

  

Prepare The Car

• Verify car contents
• Gas up car
• Add gas to portable gas containers
• Check tire pressure, oil level, radiator level, washer level
• Verify car running condition

  

SHOPPING For Emergencies

• Crackers
• Bread
• Food bars
• Candy
• Canned juice
• Soup
• Dried fruit and nuts
• Cereal
• Protein powder
• Oatmeal
• Batteries
• Dog food
• Powdered milk
• Batteries for camera

  

GET MONEY

• Get small bills, ones, 5's, 10's and 20's at the bank.

  

EMERGENCY KITS

• Car back pack, first aid kit, tool box and car contents
• Emergency evacuation backpack
Emergency Kit
• Food kit
• Dog kit
• Gun kit

  

Emergency Preparedness Documents

VERIFY DOCUMENTS (Portable File Box)
• Photo copies of prescriptions
• Emergency preparedness manual
• 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 & film & spare batteries for camera
• Insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, copy of will
• Family records
• Important telephone numbers and contact information
• Inventory of valuable household goods

 

 

Authored By Mike Coviello (Tanner)

 

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