Hurricane Preparedness Tips 2021- Be Prepared Stay Prepared
Kits and Checklists - Emergency supplies should be fully stocked by June 1st, the start of hurricane season. Once a hurricane warning is declared, most of your preparations should be directed toward your home.
Hurricane tips from the Miami-Dade Cooperative Extension
Family Emergency Plan You and your family members may not be together when a hurricane is approaching. Plan ahead and talk about what you will do before, during and after a hurricane. Discuss how you will get to a safe place or evacuate, get in touch with each other and get back to each other. Your plan should contain:
Phone numbers of a pre-assigned contact person for family members to call
List and contact information of family members, friends, neighbors and physicians
A safe place to store important documents in a waterproof container or bag
How you will get assistance if needed for older adults or those with functional needs in the home
How to turn off the water, gas and electricity safely
Hurricane Supply Kit A supply kit is a container of items your family may need in or after an emergency. Most of the items can be found in your house. It is important to put them in one place. Be sure every family member knows where the kit is kept.
Keep loose items in airtight plastic bags.
Gather the kit's items in easy-to-carry containers or duffel bags. Put them within reach, near the exit you use most often.
Check and update your kit at least once a year.
Your hurricane supply kit should contain:
7-day supply of non-perishable foods
7-day supply of water (one gallon per person per day, including pets)
A manual can opener
Battery-powered portable television or radio with extra batteries
Flashlight with extra batteries
First aid kit and manual
Sanitation and hygiene items, such as instant hand sanitizing gel, disinfectant wipes, moist towelettes, toilet paper, and feminine hygiene products
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as masks and gloves
Thermometer with batteries, if required
Matches in a waterproof container
Kitchen accessories and cooking utensils
Extra clothing, blankets and sleeping bags
Photocopies of identification, insurance, prescriptions, household inventory, credit cards and your utility bill
Copies of important documents such as birth certificates, adoption certificates, marriage licenses, divorce papers, Social Security cards, passport, green cards, will, insurance policies (home, auto, life, health, etc.), bank statements
Prescription medications, eyeglasses, contact lens solution and hearing aid
Type ABC fire extinguisher
Telephone that is not dependent on electricity and/or a cell phone
Formula, baby food, diapers and pacifiers
Pet carriers, current pet photos, leashes, shot records, and food for each animal evacuating with you
Tire repair kit, booster cables, pump and flares
Toys and games for children
Sunscreen (45 SPF recommended)