Being prepared before an emergency happens can make a big difference in how you and your family weather the storm.

Items for preparing a hurricane survival kit  include:

Water – 3 gallons per day per person

Battery Operated Radio


Candles and matches or lighter

Duct Tape

Emergency cooking supplies

Charcoal or Propane for grill

Large cooler to store items in refrigerator

Ice to fill large cooler

Insect repellent

Extra batteries

Extension cords – long, heavy duty


Rain Gear and sturdy shoes

Pet food

Pet care items

Extra medications for both family members and pets

Fire extinguisher

First Aid kit

Toys, books, games

Flashlight with extra batteries and bulbs


Manual can opener

Ready to eat canned and prepared food

Valuable papers

Water-tight storage bags and/or boxes

Valid drivers’ license