Storm Season 2018

Be prepared for storm season. From stocking food and water to having the right papers to first aid supplies, use this list to make sure you have what you need during a storm and in the days after.

Hurricane Kit
  • Flashlights & extra bulbs
  • Battery-operated radio
  • Battery-operated lanterns
  • Batteries (in different sizes!)  
  • Matches 
  • First aid kit
  • Duct tape
  • Rain gear
  • Clock (wind-up or battery-powered)
  • Plastic garbage bags
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Scissors
  • Can Opener
  • Clean clothes
  • Extra blankets
  • Heavy gloves


Pack food and water for each person for 3-7 days.

  • Bottled water (1 gallon/person/day) 
  • Bottled drinks
  • Non-perishable food and snacks
  • Food that can easily be stored in a cooler
  • A manual can opener
Prepare your pet
  • Water for your pet for 3-7 days  
  • Non-perishable food
  • Crate/carrier/tank
  • Leash (non-extendable)
  • Collar and/or harness
  • Favorite Toy
  • Blanket or pillow
  • Clean litter box for cats
  • Updated shots and medical records
  • Microchip with up-to-date contant info
  • Any medications
  • Calming aids
  • Tags
  • Puppy training pads
  • Heartworm preventatives
  • Rain gear 
Medical Needs
  • Medic-alert tags
  • Insect-repellent sprays
  • Feminine hygiene items
  • Sunscreen
  • Soap
  • First aid kit
  • Prescription medication

  • Over-the-counter medication
  • Children's medicine
  • Bandages
  • Adhesive tape
  • Antiseptic solution
  • Thermometer
  • Tweezers
  • Prepare your house
    • Remove outdoor items
    • Trim dead branches from trees
    • Board up windows
    • Fill gas tanks and extra containers
    • Get extra cash
    • Move furniture away from windows
    • Store important documents in waterproof containers
    • Extra supply of medicines
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    2018 STORM NAMES


    • Alberto
    • Beryl
    • Chris
    • Debby
    • Ernesto
    • Florence
    • Gordon
    • Helen
    • Isaac
    • Joyce
    • Kirk
    • Leslie
    • Michael
    • Nadine
    • Oscar
    • Patty
    • Rafael
    • Sara
    • Tony
    • Valerie
    • William

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